We instructed a high street solicitor for my conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth last week. Going through the Terms I notewe are on the hook for fees even if our purchase aborts. Would I be best advised to choose an internet solicitor practice offering no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth?
It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Sale No Fee" is offered then the fee levels will generally be higher to neutralise those cases that abort. Dont forget that these offerings generally do not cover outlay such as Sawbridgeworth conveyancing search fees.
My partner and I intend to remortgage our apartment in Sawbridgeworth with HSBC. We have a son approaching twenty who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the property is repossessed. I have two concerns (1) Is this document specific to the HSBC conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this extinguish his entitlement to inherit the property?
First, rest assured that your HSBC conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to HSBC. This is solely used to protect HSBC if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of HSBC had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.
We are planning to acquire a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Sawbridgeworth who is on the HSBC solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing 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 HSBC . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth.
I am buying a house and the solicitor has identified Chancel Repair for which the property may be obligated to pay because it falls into the area of such a church. She has suggested insurance. Is this really warranted for conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth
Unless a previous acquisition of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you could take it that conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
My wife and I own a terraced Edwardian house in Sawbridgeworth. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Clydesdale. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Sawbridgeworth and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.
Due to complete next month on a garden flat in Sawbridgeworth. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they will have a report out to me on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth should include some of the following:
You should receive a copy of the lease Whether the lease restricts you from letting out the flat, or having a home office for business It needs to be made clear to you if the lease allows you to alter or upgrade aspects of the premises- you must be made aware as to whether it applies to all alterations or limited to structural alteration, and whether consent is mandated necessary The landlord’s rights to access the property. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. specifics of the parties to the lease, e.g. these could be the leaseholder, head lessor, landlord
I own a split level flat in Sawbridgeworth, conveyancing having been completed 4 years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar properties in Sawbridgeworth with a long lease are worth £255,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2094
You have 73 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £8,600 and £9,800 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 extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.