Will our solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Strawberry Hill.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in Strawberry Hill. There are those who buy a house in Strawberry Hill, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.
Conveyancers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that may be carried out by the buyer or by their conveyancers which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Strawberry Hill. The standard property information forms sent to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard inquiry of the owner to find out if the property has suffered from flooding. If the residence has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the seller, then a purchaser may issue a legal claim for losses resulting from an misleading response. A buyer’s lawyers may also conduct an environmental report. This should disclose if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be conducted.
Me and my brother have a semi-detached Edwardian property in Strawberry Hill. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Coventry Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Strawberry Hill and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.
In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business premises in Strawberry Hill and how can you help?
The 1954 Act gives protection to business leaseholders, granting the legal entitlement to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of an expired lease. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Strawberry Hill
In my capacity as executor for the will of my aunt I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but live in Strawberry Hill. My lawyer (approximately 260 miles from merequires that I sign a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Strawberry Hill to witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Strawberry Hill based
My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Strawberry Hill. Conveyancing and Accord Mortgages Ltd mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing practitioner in Strawberry Hill who previously acted has long since retired. Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to instruct a Strawberry Hill 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 rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such matters? Can you recommend a Strawberry Hill conveyancing firm to assist?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Strawberry Hill conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Strawberry Hill residence is Ground Floor Flat 91 Bath Road in May 2009. in a case where the freeholder could not be traced, the Brentford County Court ordered that the Lease be surrendered in return for the grant of a new lease of the Premises at a premium determined by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. The tribunal concluded that the price payable by the Applicant for the new lease of the premises be £15,900 This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 60.45 years.
I am Googling for Strawberry Hill competitive conveyancing fees. Can I be confident that all the Strawberry Hill law firms that are listed on your site are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel?
The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the lender panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the lender panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific Strawberry Hill conveyancing solicitor being on the bank conveyancing panel is incorrect.