We see that you have a search directory listing firms on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Frenchay?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Frenchay.
I have Fifty Six years remaining on my lease and require a lease extension for my apartment in Frenchay. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions correct?
Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 28/11/2023 the requirements read as follows :
Me and my partner are buying a house in Frenchay. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to send funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
Can you help - my lawyer advises that breach of easement insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Frenchay?
The right level of breach of easement indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Yorkshire Building Society and Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.
I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in September 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Coventry BS are being pedantic. The Frenchay solicitor who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Coventry BS are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Coventry BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Coventry BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Coventry BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Frenchay. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Frenchay
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please supply a car parking plan.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Frenchay is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Frenchay are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Frenchay you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Frenchay may ascertain 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 property.
My fiance and I may need to sub-let our Frenchay 1st floor flat temporarily due to taking a sabbatical. We used a Frenchay conveyancing practice in 2003 but they have since shut and we did not think at the time get any guidance as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?
Even though your previous Frenchay conveyancing lawyer is no longer around you can review your lease to see if it allows you to sublet the property. The rule is that if the deeds are non-specific, subletting is permitted. Quite often there is a prerequisite that you are obliged to seek permission from your landlord or some other party prior to subletting. This means you not allowed to sublet without first obtaining consent. Such consent is not allowed to be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If the lease does not allow you to sublet you will need to ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Frenchay - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
Is there a share of the freehold? Be sure to find out if the the lease contains any unreasonable restrictions in the lease. For example some leases prohibit pets being permitted in in a block in Frenchay. If you like the propertyin Frenchay yet your dog can’t live with you then you will be faced difficult decision.