I am expecting a mortgage with Halifax. I intend to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in Watchet. Does the Halifax Conveyancing panel exclude Licensed Conveyancers?
The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
Are the BSA planning on creating a searchable register to list solicitors on the Earl Shilton BS conveyancing panel for instance in Watchet?
We would not expect to be advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.
4 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Watchet concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. 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 property 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.
Is it simple use the search app to locate a conveyancing lawyer in Watchet on the authorised to act for my mortgage?
First pick a bank such as Santander, The Royal Bank of Scotland or Barclays Direct then choose your location for example Watchet. Conveyancing organisations in Watchet and further afield should be listed.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Watchet for my house move. Can I review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Anyone can search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor telephone calls for training reasons.
I have just started marketing my ground floor flat in Watchet. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have recently received a half-yearly service charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the service charge as you normally would given that all ground rent and service invoices will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
I purchased a studio flat in Watchet, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Watchet with a long lease are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2087
You have 63 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £16,200 and £18,600 as well as professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.