I am expecting a mortgage with Halifax. I would like to employ the services of a Licensed Conveyancer in St Mary Cray. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel allow for Licensed Conveyancers?
The Halifax approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
My wife and I are planning on selling our property in St Mary Cray and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using an internet conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in St Mary Cray. We have lived in St Mary Cray for 4 years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
About to purchase a new build apartment in St Mary Cray. 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 are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in St Mary Cray
Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. St Mary Cray is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in St Mary Cray are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in St Mary Cray you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in St Mary Cray may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
What tools are available to search for a St Mary Cray solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel upto 25miles to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the search on this page. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of St Mary Cray conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some St Mary Cray conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can call them to check whether they are on the Barclays panel
Back In 2009, I bought a leasehold house in St Mary Cray. Conveyancing and Yorkshire Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing practitioner in St Mary Cray who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to instruct a St Mary Cray conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a St Mary Cray conveyancing firm to represent me?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a St Mary Cray conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a St Mary Cray property is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 50.57 years.