When researching moneysavingexpert.com for a conveyancing lawyer in Leigh On Sea, most say that I must use a CQS kitemarked solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?
Leigh On Sea Conveyancing Quality Scheme law firms have been granted certification by the law Society The Law Society introduced CQS to promote high standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS enables consumers to recognise practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Leigh On Sea is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which accredited firms have offices. The conveyancing scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, spot checks and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Legal Ombudsman.
I have a 4 bedroom Edwardian house in Leigh On Sea. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Nottingham Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Leigh On Sea and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.
I am purchasing my first flat in Leigh On Sea with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not move on the price so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The property agent told me not disclose to my lawyer about the deal as it may jeopardize my mortgage with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Leigh On Sea is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?
Flying freeholds in Leigh On Sea are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Leigh On Sea you would need to get your solicitor to go 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 Leigh On Sea 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 premises.
Taking into account that I will soon part with £400,000 on a house in Leigh On Sea I would like to talk to a lawyer regarding thetransaction prior to instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
Absolutely - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the conveyancer due to be doing your property ownership legalities in Leigh On Sea.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a case number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Leigh On Sea should be the figure that you are charged.
I have just appointed agents to market my ground floor apartment in Leigh On Sea. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently had a half-yearly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
It best that you pay the maintenance contribution as you normally would because all ground rent and service payments should be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
I inherited a 1 bedroom flat in Leigh On Sea, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2000. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Leigh On Sea with over 90 years remaining are worth £222,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2090
With just 70 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.