The lawyer who helped my previous purchase has sent a quote for £1350 for freehold conveyancing in Longridge. I’m selling a Georgian detached home for £300,000. This seems too much. Is it above the average fee for conveyancing in Longridge?
The estimate does seem marginally overpriced. If you shop around you might reduce the fees slightly by say £125. That being said, you maycome to rue opting for an an unknown conveyancer. Don't forget to be sure that the firm can also act for your lender. Do use our comparison tool to locate a Longridge conveyancing firm on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Longridge.
I am buying a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Longridge who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a 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 Virgin Money in certain locations such as Longridge. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Longridge is the location of the property. Can you offer any advice?
Flying freeholds in Longridge are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Longridge 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 Longridge 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.
I have been recommended by a number of estate agents in Longridge to choose a conveyancer using your seach tool. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your services ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t give any referral fee for directing people in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand a fee because members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
We're new on the property ladder - agreed a price, but the property agent has warned us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we instruct their recommended conveyancers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Longridge
We suspect that the owner is not behind this requirement. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious purchaser is counter productive. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make the point that (a)you are genuine purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with finances in place © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to use your preferred Longridge conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthe ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a kickback or hit his conveyancing targets set by senior management.
I own a leasehold flat in Longridge. Conveyancing and Leeds Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Longridge who acted for me is not around. Any advice?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Longridge conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Longridge Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
It would be prudent to find out as much as possible concerning the managing agents as they will either make living at the property much easier or problematic. Being a leasehold owner you will be at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to practical issues such as the tidiness of the common parts. Ask other tenants if they are happy with their management. Finally, be sure you discover the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the managing agents and specifically how they are spending that money. How many years remain on the lease? What is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the apartment?