Is it advisable to get a chancel search? I am buying a Claverdon flat on the same road as a 1500s church.
Owners of property in an area near churches are expected to subsidise repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Claverdon church lands where chancel liability may apply include St. Michael and All Angels.
Our mortgage lender is Northern Rock - what will we need to check?
When buying with a mortgage, legal work must be undertaken in relation to the mortgage. Buyers should be aware that, in some cases, lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal will act for the majority of lenders in the UK to keep legal costs to a minimum.
We have a requirement for very fast Claverdon solicitors, is that Homeward Legals solicitors?
Homeward Legal has a active method to carrying out conveyancing as quickly as possible.
Homeward Legals carefully selected solicitors method is to use the very latest case and work flow systems .
Critically , we assign a conveyancing solicitor qualified to exert pressure to the whole property chain .
How can I buy the freehold of the building in which I’m purchasing a flat?
When you buy a leasehold flat (usually for a lease lasting a long time), it means that you don’t own the building or the land on which it is built. If you want to buy the freehold of the building (either yourself or with other flat-owners), you’ll need to meet a few legal criteria before that can happen (such as the number of flats, the purpose to which the majority of the building is put to, and the number of flat-owners willing to by the freehold).
One additional point to note is that the shorter the lease on any flat, the greater the price of the freehold is likely to be.
You should talk to other residents about your plan as well as finding out how much the freehold will be and getting a professional valuation. Once you are in a position to move ahead, you’ll need to appoint a solicitor to manage the legal aspect of the planned purchase.
Homeward Legal's solicitors are well-versed in dealing with all types of freehold and leasehold purchases. So call us now on 0800 038 6699 and we'll guide you through the process and assign you to one of the best solicitors.
A right of way on the property I’m buying is redundant, but how do I get it removed from the deeds and registry?
A right of way through the grounds of a property is probably an inheritance before other building in the vicinity occurred that has since made the passage through redundant.
But, while having the right of way registered with the deeds means that feasibly someone could insist that they use it (as their public right), but, if they can’t access where the right of way originally led, it makes it a pointless activity.
It’s so unlikely that anyone will want to do this that you have to weigh up the cost of the legal process to get the right of way officially removed against not proceeding. However, if you are at all worried, talk to your solicitor so that it can be investigated further as part of the conveyancing, at which point they can guide you on the appropriate action and the associated costs (this will be in addition to the standard fees for the conveyancing and your solicitor will advise of this additional cost).
Homeward Legal's solicitors provide transparent quotes, detailing what is included in the fees and disbursements and will help with estimates for additional legal work. So, now is the best time to get your conveyancing under way on 0800 038 6699.