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Reasons to use our Smithfield conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Smithfield property lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 The Smithfield conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Smithfield
  • 3 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Smithfield who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have excellent personal connections with Smithfield selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Over the years Smithfield property lawyer have established valuable working relationships with Smithfield local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Smithfield.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Smithfield since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Smithfield

We were just about to exchange contracts for a semi detached house in Smithfield. We have hit a snag. The loan offer with The Royal Bank of Scotland runs out on 12/8/2024 but the vendors are insisting on a completion date of 14/8/2024. Is it possible to extend the mortgage expiry date?

The person best placed to address this concern is your solicitors who should determine if they better off negotiating with the mortgage company, owner’s lawyers, property agents or conceivably all parties given what has happend in your house move to date.

My mortgage company has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Smithfield but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Smithfield round the corner to me. Are you able to assist?

The minority of Smithfield conveyancing solicitors are approved and listed on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Please make the most of the above find an approved solicitor tool to choose a Smithfield conveyancing firm on the on the mortgage company panel.

I need some fast conveyancing in Smithfield as I am faced with a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside one month. A mortgage is not required. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are not getting a home loan you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no solicitor would advise that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Smithfield the following are instances of what can crop up and adversely impact future mortgageability: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

2 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Smithfield concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I only have 62 years unexpired on my lease in Smithfield. I am keen to extend my lease but my freeholder is missing. What should I do?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you have made all reasonable attempts to locate the freeholder. For most situations an enquiry agent may be useful to carry out a search and prepare an expert document which can be used as evidence that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Smithfield.

I own a studio flat in Smithfield, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2001. How much will my lease extension cost? Corresponding properties in Smithfield with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease runs out on 21st October 2077

You have 53 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £27,600 and £31,800 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

My husband and I are buying a three bedroom maisonettein Smithfield with a mortgage from a mortgage company. We would like to retain our lawyer in Smithfield yet our lender advise she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the our bank panel solicitors or stay with our Smithfield solicitor and incur the extra fees for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The mortgage company home loan issued is subject to conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the mortgage company's conveyancing panel. in the past, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels, including many conveyancing solicitors in Smithfield : a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for your bank.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Smithfield

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Smithfield practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Bell Park Kerridge Limited, Clifford Court, Cooper Way, Parkhouse, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0JG
  • Baines Wilson Llp, 2 Merchants Drive, Parkhouse, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0JW

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Smithfield regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Smithfield specialising in commercial conveyancing in Smithfield. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Bell Park Kerridge Limited, Clifford Court, Cooper Way, Parkhouse, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0JG
  • Baines Wilson Llp, 2 Merchants Drive, Parkhouse, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0JW
  • Minihan Mcalister Limited, Warwick Mill Business Centre, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8RR

Whether you are going through a divorce or breakup or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Smithfield includes some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the lender (if appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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