Can the conveyancing lawyers identified via your search tool execute conveyancing in Crabtree by way of an attended exchange?
We do have a number of conveyancing specialists carrying out 24hr exchanges. Do call us to obtain a costs illustration and details as to dates.
Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Crabtree. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?
Having legally bound yourself to purchase you now have to choose a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you now have a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the deal. Every auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding auction set of papers. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold property the auction pack should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork relating to leasehold premises. You must hand this to the conveyancer instructed by you as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that your finances are in order to complete on the on the contractual date .
I am buying a property in Crabtree. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Nationwide have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that your lender is Nationwide your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements outlined in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Nationwide. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Nationwide where a lease fails to meet these specifications. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not isolated to Crabtree.
I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Leeds Building Society. I assume I don't need a Crabtree lawyer on the Leeds Building Society panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Leeds Building Society mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Leeds Building Society mortgage from the register. Leeds Building Society, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Leeds Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Leeds Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Crabtree is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?
Flying freeholds in Crabtree are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Crabtree you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Crabtree may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
I am selling my home. My former solicitors has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Crabtree if that makes a difference.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Crabtree. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
Back In 2007, I bought a leasehold house in Crabtree. Conveyancing and Virgin Money mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Crabtree who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Crabtree conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I inherited a leasehold flat in Crabtree, conveyancing having been completed July 1999. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding properties in Crabtree with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease runs out on 21st October 2073
With only 52 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £29,500 and £34,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.
My work colleague mentioned that when selecting a conveyancing firm they must be approved by your bank. It happens to be my first home move but I have an AIP from HSBC and I already have a high street conveyancing solicitor in Crabtree lined up. Can HSBC require an approved conveyancer to be instructed? Does a list of panel firms even exist for my conveyancing in Crabtree?
You need to use a solicitor that is on the HSBC panel. Simply telephone your preferred Crabtree conveyancing lawyer and ask if they are on the HSBC panel. If they are not approved you have a couple of options available to you here:
- Carry on with your chosen Crabtree conveyancer but HSBC will need to use a conveyancing practitioner on their approved panel. The net result is additional charges and potential interruption.
- Appoint a fresh conveyancing practitioner to act in the purchase, ensuring that they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel.
- Convince your property lawyer to do everything possible to get accepted on the HSBC panel of solicitors.