I am the registered owner of a freehold premises in Hoole but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Hoole and has limited impact for conveyancing in Hoole 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 date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
My lawyer in Hoole has never been on on the Alliance & Leicester Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to use my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the Alliance & Leicester approved list?
Your options are as follows:
- Complete the purchase with your preferred Hoole solicitors but Alliance & Leicester will need to instruct a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional total conveyancing charges as well as result in frustration.
- Choose an alternative solicitor to act in the purchase, remembering to check they are Alliance & Leicester approved.
- Persuade your Alliance & Leicester based solicitor to try to join the Alliance & Leicester panel
What does a local search inform me about the house I am buying in Hoole?
Hoole conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Searchflow The local search is essential in every Hoole conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.
My wife and I have a semi-detached Victorian property in Hoole. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Clydesdale. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hoole and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.
How straightforward is it to use the search facility to locate a conveyancing lawyer in Hoole on the authorised to act for my lender?
First pick a bank such as Santander, Skipton Building Society or TSB then specify your preferred area for instance Hoole. Conveyancing organisations in Hoole and across England and Wales will then be identified.
I am purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Hoole who is on the bank solicitor panel. Can you recommend a Hoole or local Hoole conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the bank who conduct conveyancing in Hoole. We dont recommend any particular solicitor.