-what is it?
Conveyancing involves the sale, purchase, and mortgaging of estates and interests in land whether built upon or not.
NETHER EDGE LAW (“NEL”) is a new type of solicitor’s practice. One of its roles is to act as a consultancy to other firms representing owners vendors and purchasers as clients (although it will also act direct for such clients in some cases).
NEL will reciprocally refer appropriate clients to other firms with whom NEL will be liaising regularly.
NEL has a policy not to pay or receive “referral” fees. These ought to be anathema to solicitors but several firms (often without the client’s knowledge) indulge in referrals for a fee!
So what sort of matter does NEL handle? This list gives examples (conveyancing aspects only) although others may be considered depending on workload, complexity, and circumstances:
-blocks of flats, including sale and purchase on collective enfranchisement (not commonhold) and individual leasehold extension
-deeds of gift
-exchanges to adjust boundaries
-freehold/leasehold reversions, whether portfolios or for individual houses or blocks of flats and whether sales or purchases
-grant (or re-grant of revised/modernised) flat leases
-HM Land Registry correspondence and dealing with tricky requisitions raised during applications for first registration or dealings with already-registered land
-landlords’ standard documentation
-production of conveyancing precedents
-private mortgage security documentation
-queries and advice re Housing Act 1988 lettings (Assured Shorthold Tenancies and Standard Assured Tenancies)
-settlement deed transfers (e.g. vesting in settlor’s nominated trustees)
-“tidying up” of untidy or disarrayed sets of title deeds
-voluntary registration of title, whether portfolios or individual properties
NEL can also deal with reviewing/settling documentation prepared by others; drawing and revising organisations’ own rulebooks; and producing clear yet accurate bespoke letters/memoranda/documents/etc. for clients of all types.
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Telephone/fax: 0114-268 7638
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