We are looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Rainham who is on the Co-operative solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Co-operative . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Rainham.
I have an AIP. The lender mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would much rather appoint a specialised conveyancing solicitor in Rainham?
You should check but the the likelihood is that appoint one of their panel solicitors should you accept the "fee-free" incentive. Call the bank and determine if they allow a monetary alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Rainham.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Rainham and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any high street Rainham lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a web based conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Rainham. We have lived in Rainham for many years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to seek clarification that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Rainham prior to retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend not issue a mortgage on such a premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Rainham. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Rainham to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
All being well we will complete the disposal of our £275,000 apartment in Rainham next week. The management company has quoted £336 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Rainham?
Rainham conveyancing on leasehold flats more often than not requires the buyer’s lawyer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer such questions the majority will be content to do so. They are at liberty to charge a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some transactions it is above £800. The management information fee invoiced by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of rights and obligations in respect of administration charges, otherwise the charge is not strictly payable. In reality one has little option but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to complete the sale of your home.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can I make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Rainham conveyancing firm to represent me?
Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Rainham conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Rainham premises is 37 Lodge Court High Street in November 2013. the decision of the LVT was that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £25,559 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 57.5 years.
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have just found out that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Rainham. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?
Most houses in Rainham are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Rainham in which case you should be shopping around for a Rainham conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your lawyer should appraise you on the various issues.