Can your site be used to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Burscough even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for instance if I intend to acquire an office in Burscough with a loan from National Westminster Bank?
Our comparison service is primarily there to help choose residential conveyancing solicitors in Burscough but we have listed at the end of this page some Burscough commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the firm directly to check if they can also act for National Westminster Bank
The Burscough conveyancing firm that I appointed last week on my purchase in Burscough have without warning shut down. I only went with them because I had to have a lawyer on the Principality conveyancing panel and my preferred Burscough lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take one hundred and fifty pounds for searches. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Principality conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to help.
I have been advised by a couple of local property agents in Burscough to locate a property lawyer on your site. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to market your site rather than another?
We don’t offer any financial incentive for directing people in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission as home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the agent has warned us that the vendor will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's preferred lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Burscough
We suspect that the seller is not behind this demand. Should the vendor want ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to instruct your own,trusted Burscough conveyancing firm - not the ones that will earn their estate agent a referral fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds demanded by head office.
I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Burscough. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
I bought a 1st floor flat in Burscough, conveyancing was carried out May 1997. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Corresponding properties in Burscough with over 90 years remaining are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease expires on 21st October 2091
With only 70 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.
There are numerous properties in Burscough on private lanes. My partner and I are acquiring such a house. Are there any advantages to buying a property on a private road?
Burscough conveyancing solicitors are familiar with dealing homeson unadopted roads. The conveyancer should review the Land Registry data to identify any rights or liabilities. In many cases there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that residents make annual payments to maintain the road. If one exists, the road will likely be maintained and look better than publicly maintained.