My partner’s step-father is a property lawyer. I am hopeful that I'll be able to get mate’s rates for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what kind of fees should I be paying for conveyancing in Orpington?
It’s advisable to obtain multiple conveyancing estimates. Do use our search tool on this page. Whilst fees seem to be different but the service one can expect differ between law firms as is true with the vast majority of professional services.
Can the conveyancing practitioners highlighted via your ’find a lawyer’ app handle right to buy conveyancing in Orpington?
We work with a number of conveyancing firms carrying out right to buy transactions Do e-mail the solicitors listed in order to get a costs calculation.
It is is a decade since I bought my house in Orpington. Conveyancing solicitors have just been instructed on the sale but I am unable to track down the title deeds. Is this a problem?
Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be kept by the lender or they may still be with the conveyancers who acted in your purchase. Secondly in all probability the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors procuring current official copies of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Orpington relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it is more of a problem but is resolvable.
I got the keys to my home on 6 February and the transaction details is not yet registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Orpington expressed confidence that it should be concluded in less than a month. Are transfers in Orpington particularly slow to register?
As far as conveyancing in Orpington is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than the rest of England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry have to notify any 3rd parties. Currently in the region of 80% of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Registration is effected after the purchaser is living at the property so registration formalities is not typically primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Orpington conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Orpington conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Orpington conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:
How experienced is the practice with lease extension legislation?
Following months of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Orpington. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Orpington conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Orpington flat is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 50.57 years.
What is the reason for new build conveyancing in Orpington being more expensive?
Conveyancing in Orpington for newly converted or new build properties can sometimes involve adoption of highways & drains, building regulations approval, planning permission, new build warranties such NHBC as well as supplemental queries and contractual considerations.