Would the conveyancing practitioners identified via your search tool handle auction conveyancing in Thornbury?
We know of a few auction lawyers we can connect you with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Thornbury is one of hundreds of locations in which our lawyers have a presence.
I am selling our property in Thornbury and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A high street Thornbury conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Thornbury. Having lived in Thornbury for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You should 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 sickness)
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house can not be found. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Thornbury 10 years ago have long since closed. What are my next steps?
As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your proprietorship will be held by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to conduct a search at the Land Registry, find your house and secure up to date copies of the property title for less than a fiver. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases retain a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for a small fee.
I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one close by in Thornbury I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, however it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Thornbury in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?
Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.
How do I use your search tool to locate a conveyancing practitioner in Thornbury on the approved list for my bank?
First select a bank such as National Westminster Bank, Bank of Scotland or Nottingham Building Society then type in your location such as Thornbury. Conveyancing firms in Thornbury and across England and Wales should be shown.
What can I do to determine who is the owner of a property in Thornbury?
Provided the property is recorded at HMLR, and you have enough information of the location of the premises, you will be able to see results from the HMLR of the registered proprietor for a for less than a fiver.