Would the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend handle right to buy conveyancing in Chinatown?
We do have plenty of conveyancing lawyers carrying out right to buy conveyancing Please e-mail the lawyers listed in order to secure a conveyancing quote.
It has been five months following my purchase conveyancing in Chinatown completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in Chinatown differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Chinatown contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because builders in Chinatown usually buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Chinatown or who has acted in the same development.
I was advised by a few estate agents in Chinatown to locate a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial advantage for Estate Agents to market your services over and above alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t make any referral fee for pointing buyers and sellers to this site. We thought it would be too underhand a fee because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but reside in Chinatown. My lawyer (based 250 miles awayhas requested that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Chinatown who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Chinatown
Last January I purchased a leasehold flat in Chinatown. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?
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 have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a Chinatown conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?
if there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to make a decision on the price.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Chinatown flat is 36 New Wanstead in August 2010. The Tribunal arrived at a valuation of the premium for the freehold of £22,359. This case affected 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 73.92 years.