I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Motspur Park but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Motspur Park and has limited impact for conveyancing in Motspur Park 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 generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be extinguished.
I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in Motspur Park. Now, I need my documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Motspur Park of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Motspur Park. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Motspur Park
Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.
I decided to have a survey done on a property in Motspur Park ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Motspur Park. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Motspur Park especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Motspur Park.
Am I right to be concerned about estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a national conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Motspur Park conveyancing firm?
As with many professional services, often input from relatives can be most helpful. Yet there are numerous players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and banks might all put forward conveyancers to select. Sometimes these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are free to select your own lawyer. Don't forget that many lenders operate an approved list of lawyers you must use for the lender related work in your home move.
My uncle has suggested that I instruct his conveyancers in Motspur Park. Should I choose my own solicitor?
No doubt the best way to find a conveyancing lawyer is to get guidance from friends or family who have previously instructed the solicitor you're are thinking of instructing.