What is the ideal way of choosing a freehold conveyancing in Stratford?
First ask the people you trust who they would recommend.
Option 2 is to use a comparison service on the internet for conveyancing in Stratford. Telephone a couple or more firms from the list and invite them to send you their conveyancing estimate and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will handle your conveyancing in advance ofcommitting.
Third is to make use of our search tool to assist you in finding the right solicitors taking into account your individual requirements including location,timings, complexity and who your intended mortgage company is. Avoid the trap of appointing £100 conveyancing in Stratford
I am the registered owner of a freehold property in Stratford yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Stratford and has limited impact for conveyancing in Stratford 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 establishment of new rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.
My wife and I are purchasing a house in Stratford. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we have to send money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I have paid off my mortgage with Principality. I assume I don't need a Stratford conveyancing practitioner on the Principality panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Principality mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Principality mortgage from the register. Principality, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Principality has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Principality has instructed the Land Registry to do so
Intending to buy a house in Stratford. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the HSBC conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Stratford solicitor is on the HSBC conveyancing panel.
I am purchasing a new build house in Stratford benefiting from help to buy. The builders would not reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The property agent told me not reveal to my solicitor about the extras as it could impact my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Stratford. I happened to land on a web site which looks to be the ideal solution If there is a chance to get all the legals done via email that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Stratford conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
If you are instructing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Stratford conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you speak with two or three firms including non Stratford conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be useful:
Can they put you in touch with clients in Stratford who can give a testimonial? How many lease extensions has the firm completed in Stratford in the last twenty four months?
I am the proprietor of a ground floor flat in Stratford. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for a lease extension?
Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Stratford conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Stratford residence is 12 Nutfield Road in July 2014. the Tribunal judged that the price to be paid by the applicants for the freehold interest should be £19,572 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 72.02 years.