Do the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend execute attended exchange conveyancing in Whitland?
There are a few conveyancing specialists carrying out attended exchanges. You should contact us to receive a fee calculation and details as to dates.
What does a local search inform me concerning the house we're purchasing in Whitland?
Whitland conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations such as Onsearch The local search plays an important role in many a Whitland conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject headings.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Whitland?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Whitland. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Am I best advised to choose a Whitland conveyancing solicitor based in the location that I am buying? An old friend can perform the conveyancing however her office is 300miles away.
The benefit of a local Whitland conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, present your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and in the main were happy that should surpass using an unfamiliar Whitland conveyancing lawyer just because they are based in the area.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Whitland. Conveyancing and Accord Mortgages Ltd mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing practitioner in Whitland who acted for me is not around. Any advice?
First contact HMLR to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Whitland conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I am the registered owner of a studio flat in Whitland, conveyancing was carried out in 1998. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar flats in Whitland with over 90 years remaining are worth £207,000. The ground rent is £60 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2078
With only 57 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £28,500 and £33,000 plus legals.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.
How does one remove a deceased person's details from the title register for a house in Whitland?
If a Whitland property is jointly owned and one of the proprietors dies, the name will not automatically be removed from the Land Registry title. You are not required to amend the title as in the event of a disposal you would simply need to supply proof as to the reason the joint proprietor is missing from the conveyance, such as a grant of probate.
With a view to making the sale conveyancing simpler in the future you can apply to have the deceased party erased from the title by submitting an application to HMLR with evidence of the death. There is no land registry fee payable.