I am planning to acquire a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Peterborough who is on the Accord Mortgages Ltd solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Accord Mortgages Ltd in certain locations such as Peterborough. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I am helping my aunt sell her flat in Peterborough. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange the energy performance certificate or it is for the seller to see to?
Following the abolition of Home Packs, EPC’s was retained a compulsory element of selling a house. An EPC should be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. It is not a task that law firms ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Peterborough conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange energy assessments given their contacts with long established local providers
I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Santander. I assume I don't need a Peterborough property lawyer on the Santander panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Santander mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Santander mortgage from the register. Santander, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Santander has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Santander has instructed the Land Registry to do so
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Peterborough off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Clydesdale. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.
I have recentlyfound out that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Peterborough for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I check that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest way to check if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Peterborough conveyancing specialists.
What does commercial conveyancing in Peterborough cover?
Non domestic conveyancing in Peterborough incorporates a broad range of services, supplied by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my ground floor apartment in Peterborough. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have just had a quarterly 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 as all rents and maintenance invoices should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, 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. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
I own a ground floor flat in Peterborough, conveyancing was carried out in 2011. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Similar flats in Peterborough with a long lease are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2088
With 68 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.
Why do I have to send my solicitor with a list of items of identification ahead of starting my conveyancing in Peterborough?
Peterborough conveyancers are duty bound by the Law Society, SRA, HM Land Registry and current Money Laundering legislation to certify that the have checked the identity of their clients. It is also sometimes a requirement of your mortgage offer. In addition they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to SDLT and need to have information such as your full names, national insurance number and DOB.