My family solicitor has given a fee estimate £1350 for leasehold conveyancing in Romiley. I am selling a Edwardian house for £225,000. Are these conveyancing fees excessive? Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Romiley?
The charges are a little high. If you shop around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £100 plus VAT. That being said, you couldcome to regret choosing an an untested solicitor. If is important to enquire that the firm can act for your lender. You can make use of our comparison tool to choose a Romiley conveyancing practice on the banks member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Romiley.
Our lawyer has uncovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Romiley. The other side have suggested title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our conveyancing practitioner has advised that he must check that the mortgage company is willing to move forward with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the risk of a conflict of interest, you and the mortgage company are the client. Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the mortgage company can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your conveyancing practitioner will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I'm the only beneficiary of my late father’s estate and I have everything in my name now, including the house in Romiley. The Romiley property was put into my name in December. I plan to dispose of the house. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my property ownership could be treated the same way as though I had purchased the house in December. Will no one buy the property for half a year?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be caught by that. Some banks would take a sensible view as this obligation is primarily there to identify subsales or the quick reselling of properties.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as RBS, do Romiley lawyers incur a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are unaware of any lender fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Romiley. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Romiley?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Romiley. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Romiley. Before diving in I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.
Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Romiley - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
I purchased a 2 bed flat in Romiley, conveyancing formalities finalised June 2000. 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? Equivalent properties in Romiley with an extended lease are worth £211,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2089
With only 67 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £10,500 and £12,000 as well as legals.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.
My cousin is purchasing a garden flat in Romiley. He has received an estimate by the solicitor recommended by the selling agents and it came to £1275 . It was 9 years ago since I sold and purchased a house and the bill was £600. Have fees really gone up that much?
You should visit two or three local Romiley conveyancing solicitors seeking prices. It is advisable to base your choice not solely on cost, but on promptness and on how comprehensive the reply is.