I have recentlydiscovered that Stirling Law have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Fulham for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I establish that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest way to check if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Fulham conveyancing specialists.
I am buying a new build flat in Fulham. Conveyancing is daunting 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 selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Fulham
Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. 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. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Fulham is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Fulham are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Fulham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Fulham may determine 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 residence.
In sourcing the internet for the words on line conveyancing in Fulham it reveals numerous conveyancerslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancing solicitor for purchase transaction?
The preferential method of finding the right conveyancer is through a personal testimonial, so ask friends and those you trust who have bought a property in Fulham or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Fulham vary, so it's advisable to request a minimum of three estimates from varying types of companies. Be sure to obtain confirmation that the fees are fixed.
Back In 2005, I bought a leasehold house in Fulham. Conveyancing and Yorkshire Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing solicitor in Fulham who acted for me is not around. Any advice?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Fulham conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I am the registered owner of a second floor flat in Fulham. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for the purchase of the freehold?
if there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the sum to be paid.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Fulham property is 66 and 66a Wardo Avenue in November 2012. The Tribunal determined that the sum of £8,048 is payable by the Applicants in respect of the price for the freehold of the property This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 93 years and 162 years.
What can I do where I am dissatisfied with the conveyancer who undertook my conveyancing in Fulham?
We live in an imperfect world, and unfortunately sometimes things do go wrong. Nevertheless there is recourse if you were not happy with your conveyancing in Fulham. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a solicitor to their regulator. If you remain dissatisfied you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.