My financial adviser has asked me for my Haggerston lawyer’ panel reference for the Nat West conveyancing panel. How do I discover this. I have called my local Haggerston office but they don't know it.
You are best placed to get this information from your Haggerston solicitor . They maintain a central record lender panel numbers.
I own a freehold residence in Haggerston but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Haggerston and has limited impact for conveyancing in Haggerston but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.
My wife and I are downsizing from our home in Haggerston and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a web based conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Haggerston. Having lived in Haggerston for three years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to seek clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
I'm purchasing a new build house in Haggerston with a mortgage from Britannia. The sellers would not reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent advised me not reveal to my conveyancer about this deal as it could jeopardize my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Haggerston is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Haggerston are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Haggerston you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Haggerston 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.
What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Haggerston conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Haggerston conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you speak with several firms including non Haggerston conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be of use:
If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason? What are the legal fees for lease extension conveyancing?
I have had difficulty in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Haggerston. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to determine the price.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Haggerston residence is 137 & 139 Haberdasher Street in December 2013. The Tribunal determines in accordance with section 48 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease for each Property should be £12,350.00. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 72.39 years.