I am the registered owner of a freehold house in Mill Hill yet charged rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Mill Hill and has limited impact for conveyancing in Mill Hill 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 post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be extinguished.
There are plenty of conveyancing solicitors in Mill Hill but how do I know who I should use?
Do not opt for the cheapest Mill Hill conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Mill Hill. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?
Given that you have now exchanged you now have to hire the services of a conveyancing lawyer quickly as you are facing a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the deal. An auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke auction set of papers. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the conveyancing pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork specific to leasehold premises. You need to pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that your finances are organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.
I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in March 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Leeds Building Society are being problematic. The Mill Hill solicitor who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Leeds Building Society are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Leeds Building Society have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Leeds Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Leeds Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
What does a local search reveal concerning the property we're purchasing in Mill Hill?
Mill Hill conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Searchflow The local search is essential in every Mill Hill conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid 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 property (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 thirteen topic headings.
five months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Mill Hill concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Mill Hill. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Mill Hill
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please supply a car parking plan.
I require the services of a mortgage company panel solicitor in Mill Hill. Can you assist?
It is not clear why you need a Mill Hill panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to the lender to find out which solicitors in Mill Hill are on their panel . If you do find such a firm in Mill Hill not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site