My best friend’s uncle is a solicitor. I anticipate that I'll be able to get preferential pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in High Holborn?
It’s prudent to request two or three conveyancing quotes. Do use our search tool on this site. Whilst fees may be different but the service one can expect differ between property lawyers as is true with the vast majority of professional services.
My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in High Holborn. I I would like to check if they are on the Platform Home Loans Ltd conveyancing panel. Could you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?
You should phone the conveyancer and enquire whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you can get in touch with Platform Home Loans Ltd who may be able to confirm.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. High Holborn is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in High Holborn are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside High Holborn 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 High Holborn 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 property.
My father-in-law has encouraged me to appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in High Holborn. Should I find my own property lawyer?
There are no two ways about it the ideal way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to get guidance from friends or family who have experience in using the conveyancer you're considering.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to finding a High Holborn conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a High Holborn conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you speak with two or three firms including non High Holborn conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be helpful:
How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation? What are the legal fees for lease extension work?
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a High Holborn conveyancing firm to assist?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a High Holborn conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a High Holborn property is Flat 89 Trinity Court Grays Inn Road in February 2013. the Tribunal found that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 should be £36,229. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 66.8 years.
At what point do I cover the costs of the Stamp Duty Land Tax chargeable for my purchase in High Holborn?
The lawyer will fill out a stamp duty return on your behalf as part of your High Holborn conveyancing transaction for signature. On completion your conveyancing practitioner will submit the Land Transaction Return Form to the Tax Authorities and - as long as they have the money - settle any land tax liability on your behalf.