Do the conveyancing practitioners listed on your site conduct auction conveyancing in St Austell?
There are a number of niche practitioners we can put you in touch with those specialising in auction conveyancing. St Austell is one of our locations in which our lawyers have a presence.
I own a freehold premises in St Austell but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in St Austell and has limited impact for conveyancing in St Austell but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.
I am purchasing a garden flat in St Austell. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in St Austell you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in St Austell.
I am aiming to move house in May. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you suggest a removal company in St Austell. Conveyancing lawyer was organised before I stumbled across your website.
On the afternoon of completion you can pick up the house keys from your property agent however this can only take place after the sellers conveyancers inform the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be collected. After that you should inform the removal company that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a specific removal organisation but can assist you in finding a conveyancing in St Austell or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in St Austell.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in St Austell. I have a mortgage offer with Skipton. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Skipton, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Skipton conveyancing panel.
I recently had an offer accepted on a house in St Austell. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancer. I paid an upfront payment of £225. A couple of days later, the lawyer contacted me to say that they were not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Yorkshire BS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
About to purchase a new build apartment in St Austell. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in St Austell
Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.
I am intending to sublet my leasehold flat in St Austell. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?
Notwithstanding that your previous St Austell conveyancing lawyer is no longer available you can check your lease to see if you are permitted to let out the property. The rule is that if the lease is non-specific, subletting is permitted. There may be a precondition that you need to seek consent via your landlord or some other party in advance of subletting. This means that you cannot sublet in the absence of prior permission. The consent is not allowed to be unreasonably withheld. If your lease does not allow you to sublet you should ask your landlord for their consent.
I am the registered owner of a split level flat in St Austell, conveyancing was carried out August 2006. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable properties in St Austell with over 90 years remaining are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease runs out on 21st October 2085
You have 64 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £14,300 and £16,400 as well as costs.
The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.