I am thinking of mortgaging my apartment in Cowes, does my lawyer need to be on the Skipton Solicitor panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Skipton will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
I am assisting my aunt sell her house in Cowes. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange an energy performance certificate or do I organise this?
After the abolition of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was left as a compulsory component of moving house. An energy assessment must be commissioned prior to the property being advertised. It is not a task that lawyers ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Cowes conveyancing lawyer they may help arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with reputable local energy assessors
This question may be naive but I am new to the house moving as FTB of a garden flat in Cowes. Do I pick up the keys to the house on the completion date from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in Cowes?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the completion advance to the owner’s conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be invited to collect the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.
I have instructed a Cowes lawyer having made sure that they are on the UBS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
UBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually UBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Cowes postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with UBS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Cowes.
Just bought a terraced house in Cowes , how long will it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Cowes conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure that my purchase is registered.
As far as conveyancing in Cowes registration is no faster or slower than the rest of the country. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry need to notify any third persons or bodies. As of today in the region of three quarters of such applications are completed within two weeks but occasionally there can be extensive delays. Registration is effected after the new owner has moved in to the premises so post completion formalities is not usually an essential issue but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.
I am selling my house. My past lawyers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Cowes if that makes things easier.
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In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am selling a residence in Cardiff but live in Cowes. My lawyer (who is 250 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a stat dec prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Cowes to attest this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Cowes
Are there common defects that you see in leases for Cowes properties?
There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Cowes. All leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:
A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party.
You will have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Accord Mortgages Ltd, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Alliance & Leicester all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the buyer to pull out.
I own a 2 bed flat in Cowes, conveyancing was carried out March 1999. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Cowes with a long lease are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2085
With just 64 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £14,300 and £16,400 plus legals.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.