We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Twickenham endorsed on your site but stumbled across some other costs illustrations via the web appear cheaper – how come?
There are numerous websites advertising alleged cut-price conveyancing, but supplementalfees result in the final bill totally different to the one you expected. Conveyancers are obliged to make sure that fees listed in terms of business should be equitable raised The law firms that we list for conveyancing in Twickenham set out all legal fees for a domestic conveyancing case.
A colleague advised me that where I am buying in Twickenham I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Twickenham conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Twickenham around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Twickenham Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Twickenham.
It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Twickenham took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Twickenham is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Twickenham are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Twickenham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Twickenham may decide 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.
I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Twickenham for my house move. Can I review a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Anyone can find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training reasons.
Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 72 years unexpired on my lease in Twickenham. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What are my options?
On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have done all that could be expected to locate the freeholder. For most situations a specialist should be helpful to try and locate and prepare an expert document which can be used as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Twickenham.
I inherited a second floor flat in Twickenham. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for a lease extension?
Where there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to make a decision on the amount due.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Twickenham premises 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 60.45 years.