Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Frogmore even where I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for example where I wish to buy an office in Frogmore with a mortgage from Nottingham Building Society?
Our comparison service is predominantly used to help choose domestic conveyancing solicitors in Frogmore but we have set out at the bottom of this page a selection of Frogmore commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the company directly to establish if they can also act for Nottingham Building Society
I am considering applying for a Santander mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Frogmore with 70% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Santander ?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Santander conveyancing panel, but Santander would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
How does conveyancing in Frogmore differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Frogmore approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because house builders in Frogmore usually buy the land, 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 Frogmore or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Frogmore is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Frogmore are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Frogmore you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Frogmore 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 own a leasehold flat in Frogmore. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing practitioner in Frogmore who acted for me is not around. Any advice?
The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a Frogmore conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Frogmore Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should consider before buying
It is important to be aware whether redecorating or some other significant cost is pending to be shared by the leaseholders and will materially impact the level of the maintenance charges or necessitate a specific invoice. Does the lease include onerous restrictions? What is the the remaining lease term?
Me and my partner have just had a bid accepted on our 1st house in Frogmore, and are about to get solicitors lined up. We have used the different comparison tools and the fee estimates are from all across the country. Is it critical to have a Frogmore property lawyer local to the prospective house? We are fine to do everything electronically, but I assume at some stage we will be required to visit the conveyancer's office to sign contracts?
Usually there is no requirement to attend the office of your lawyer, they can send any relevant documents to you, which you can sign and return. Many home movers prefer to use a locally based solicitor, but it is not essential for conveyancing in Frogmore.