Just been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Thames View who conducted the legals 18 months ago requesting a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold residence and a freehold property) of similar values with a home loan from Chelsea Building Society. It looks as though am now being quoted twice the amount. Stick with what I know or do I seek out a cheaper online firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The estimate does seem a little overpriced. Where you are prepared to spend time comparing prices you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £125. That being said, providing that you were satisfied with the service the firm offered you couldcome to rue choosing an an unknown conveyancer. If is important to enquire that the conveyancer can also act for Chelsea Building Society. Do use our search tool to locate a Thames View conveyancing firm on the Chelsea Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Thames View.
The Thames View conveyancing lawyers that I recently instructed on my purchase in Thames View have without warning closed. They were on acting for me because I needed a firm on the Nationwide conveyancing panel and my previous Thames View lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take one hundred and fifty pounds for searches. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Thames View. Now, I need my files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Thames View of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Thames View. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Thames View
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply a car parking plan. 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. 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.
Given that I will soon spend over three hundred thousand on a house in Thames View I wish to talk to a lawyer about myhome move before instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
Absolutely - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the lawyer due to be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Thames View.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique individual, not a file reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Thames View should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Thames View. Conveyancing and Platform Home Loans Ltd mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Thames View who previously acted has now retired. Do I pay?
First contact HMLR to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Thames View conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I am the proprietor of a basement flat in Thames View. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium payable for a lease extension?
in cases where there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the amount due.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Thames View residence is 49 Aldborough Road South in July 2012. The Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of the new lease was £13,925 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 61.36 years.