My fiance and I are acquiring a maisonette in Hitchin. My Conveyancer is not listed on the mortgage company conveyancing list. Is it possible for me to use my Hitchin conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the mortgage company list of approved lawyers?
You have a number of options open to you here
- Carry on with your existing Hitchin conveyancing practitioner but your mortgage company will no doubt instruct a property lawyer on their conveyancing panel. This will result in additional charges and potential frustration.
- Choose a new conveyancer to act in the purchase, ensuring that they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel.
- Convince your conveyancer to do everything possible to get listed on the lender’s conveyancing panel
My god-son is about to exchange on a new build apartment in Hitchin with a mortgage from Co-operative. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Co-operative conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
My wife and I are selling our home in Hitchin and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A high street Hitchin conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a web based conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Hitchin. We have lived in Hitchin for three years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You must check with 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 health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Hitchin. I now require my papers but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hitchin of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am using a search engine for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Hitchin it reveals numerous property lawyerslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable solicitor for the sale of my house?
The best way of finding the right conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so enquire of friends and family who have purchased a property in Hitchin or the local estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Hitchin vary, so it's sensible to secure a minimum of three fee calculations from different companies. Be sure to seek confirmation what costs in the quote includes.
I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Hitchin. Before diving in I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.
Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Hitchin - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
I purchased a garden flat in Hitchin, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable properties in Hitchin with over 90 years remaining are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2090
With just 67 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £10,500 and £12,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.