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  • 1 The companies listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
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  • 5 No matter what any other lawyers may claim it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign contracts. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without having to add the postman into the equation.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood

The loan agreement from HSBC for the refinancing of my 2 room apartment is due any day now. Can you put forward a cheap conveyancing practitioner in Chelmsley Wood?

This site is not designed to help those in their quest for the lowest fares for conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood. Our intention is to offer affordable conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be fooled by companies offering the bait of £100 conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood. In your best case scenario, in deciding on cheap conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst you will end up invoiced for extras and still not end up with the service expected.

My wife and I swapping mortgage lender for our flat in Chelmsley Wood with Leeds Building Society. We have a son 18 who lives with us. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the property is repossessed. I have a couple of questions (1) Is this form unique to the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this compromise his rights to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Leeds Building Society. This is solely used to protect Leeds Building Society if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Leeds Building Society had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood and Birmingham usually necessitates extra due diligence compared to freehold transactions. This includes checking the lease terms, corresponding with the landlord about the service of required notices, procuring current service charge and management information, securing the landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different leaseholders have owned the lease since it was first granted.

Please explain the implications if my solicitor is suspended from the HSBC Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood?

First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

Various web forums that I have come across warn that are the primary cause of stalling in Chelmsley Wood conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood.

I am attracted to a two maisonettes in Chelmsley Wood both have in the region of fifty years left on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Chelmsley Wood is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the value of the property. For most purchasers and lenders, leases with less than 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Chelmsley Wood conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Chelmsley Wood, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2009. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Corresponding properties in Chelmsley Wood with a long lease are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2083

With just 61 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £18,100 and £20,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsley Wood regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Evans Derry Solicitors, 46 Chelmsley Circle, Birmingham, West Midlands, B37 5UH
  • Waters & Co, 81 High Street, Coleshill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B46 3AG
  • Aspen Court Solicitors Limited, 191 Church Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8UR
  • Benjamin Law Company Limited, Equipoint, 1506 -1508 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8AD
  • Ikon Law Ltd, 82 Stechford Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 2AN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Chelmsley Wood regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Northwood Banks & Co Ltd, 1600 Coventry Road, B26 1AL

Planning law solicitors in Chelmsley Wood regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chelmsley Wood specialising in planning law. This may include advice on compulsory purchases in Chelmsley Wood
  • Eric Bowes & Co, 139 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3AY
  • Dassaur Solicitors Limited, 700 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 4AT

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