As someone not used to conveyancing in Harefield what’s the number one tip you can impart concerning the legal transfer of property in Harefield
Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Harefield and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the seller, property agent and on occasion the lender. Appointing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Harefield an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the legal process whose interest is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.
On occasion a potential adversary may attempt to sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For example, the estate agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your solicitor is wrong. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do take action that is against your conveyancers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.
Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that may affect a commercial land in Harefield?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Harefield will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Harefield. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Harefield.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Harefield it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to Harefield commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Harefield.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Harefield is the location of the property. Can you offer any guidance?
Flying freeholds in Harefield are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Harefield 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 Harefield 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 residence.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my aunt I am selling a house in Monmouth but live in Harefield. My lawyer (who is 260 kilometers awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Harefield who can witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Harefield
Back In 2004, I bought a leasehold flat in Harefield. Conveyancing and Aldermore mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Harefield who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
First make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Harefield conveyancing lawyer 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 freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Notwithstanding our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in seeking a lease extension in Harefield. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Harefield conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Harefield property is Flats 8, 11 and 15 Craigmore Court 46 Murray Road in December 2013. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 8 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,438 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenants of Flat 11 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,791 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 15 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,638 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . This case affected 3 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 71 years.
Been searching for a conveyancer for leasehold sale conveyancing in Harefield. We are selling, simple no mortgage to redeem, no rush, currently empty. Had an estimate from a solicitor for £1000 plus VAT which is a tad expensive considering its so straightforward. Is it possible to find less expensive fees for conveyancing in Harefield?
Considering it’s a sale only, £450 + VAT should be about the best for a Harefield solicitor firm.