We selected a Kew based firm for our conveyancing in Kew today. Going through the terms of engagement I notewe are on the hook for costs even if the sale aborts. Would I be best advised to appoint an on-line solicitor practice who offer no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Kew?
It is usually a trade off in that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the fee levels will generally be uplifted to counteract the transactions that fail to complete. Do bear in mind that these offerings tend not to protect you from expenses for example Kew conveyancing search charges.
I own a freehold residence in Kew yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Kew and has limited impact for conveyancing in Kew 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 hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh 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 after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
I am looking to buy a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Kew who is on the Barclays solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays in certain locations such as Kew. We dont recommend any particular firm.
How does conveyancing in Kew differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Kew contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because house builders in Kew tend to acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Kew or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Kew for my home move. Can I review a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Members of the public can search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded telephone calls for training requirements.
I own a leasehold flat in Kew. Conveyancing and Virgin Money mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing practitioner in Kew who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?
First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Kew conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such matters? Can you recommend a Kew conveyancing firm to represent me?
in cases where there is a missing freeholder or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the price payable.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Kew residence is Flat 1 30 Ennismore Avenue in September 2010. the Tribunal adopted and arrived at a premium for the lease extension of £29, 900 This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 68.34 years.