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Reasons to use our Shard End conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Shard End property lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with Shard End estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Shard End
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Shard End have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Shard End and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 Shard End lawyer are the key to a successful Shard End conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shard End since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shard End

I am in the throes of swapping over from my current homeowner loan to a Buy to Let HSBC Bank mortgage. I have been informed by my broker that I must appoint a conveyancer as part of the process. I spoke to my former Shard End conveyancing practitioner who acted on my behalf when I first acquired the property. The quote supplied of £470 has shocked me as its a remortgage than a sale or purchase.

The estimate does seem a tad on the high side. Where you are happy to invest time scrutinising charges you may be able to trim some of the expense by as much as a hundred pounds. That being said, if you were happy with the service the firm gave you couldcome to regret choosing an an unknown conveyancer. Don't forget to check that the firm can also act for HSBC Bank. You can make use of our search tool to select a Shard End conveyancing firm on the HSBC Bank approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Shard End.

I am about to put an offer on a leasehold flat in Shard End. The selling agents advise that it is standard for flats in Shard End to have less than 75 years remaining. I am taking out a mortgage with Chelsea Building Society. Is this going to be acceptable if the lease has 70 years unexpired.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 17/6/2024 the requirements read as follows :

85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.

A colleague advised me that if I am purchasing in Shard End I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Shard End conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Shard End around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Shard End Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Shard End.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one round the corner in Shard End I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Shard End in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

I am a negotiator for a long established estate agent office in Shard End where we have experienced a few leasehold sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have received conflicting advice from local Shard End conveyancing firms. Can you clarify whether the owner of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I invested in buying a basement flat in Shard End, conveyancing having been completed 3 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable properties in Shard End with over 90 years remaining are worth £216,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2093

With 69 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

Why is New Build conveyancing in Shard End more costly?

Conveyancing in Shard End for recently converted or new build premises often involve adoption of highways & drains, building regulations approval, planning permission, new build warranties such NHBC as well as further questions and contractual considerations.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Shard End regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Shard End but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Evans Derry Solicitors, 46 Chelmsley Circle, Birmingham, West Midlands, B37 5UH
  • Ikon Law Ltd, 82 Stechford Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 2AN
  • Aspen Court Solicitors Limited, 191 Church Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8UR
  • Benjamin Law Company Limited, Equipoint, 1506 -1508 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8AD
  • Waters & Co, 81 High Street, Coleshill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B46 3AG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Shard End regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shard End specialising in commercial conveyancing in Shard End. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Evans Derry Solicitors, 46 Chelmsley Circle, Birmingham, West Midlands, B37 5UH
  • Ikon Law Ltd, 82 Stechford Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 2AN
  • Aspen Court Solicitors Limited, 191 Church Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8UR
  • Benjamin Law Company Limited, Equipoint, 1506 -1508 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8AD
  • Kilroys, Suite 2m1, Park Business Centre, Wood Lane, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, B24 9QR

Planning law solicitors in Shard End regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shard End specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Dassaur Solicitors Limited, 700 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 4AT
  • Shakespeare Martineau Llp, No 1, Colmore Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6AA
  • The Wilkes Partnership Llp, 41 Church Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2RT
  • Gateley Plc, 111 Edmund Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2HJ
  • Clarke Willmott Llp, 138 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2ES

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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