Lindsay Keith

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Tuesday 2nd August 2016

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 38

Lindsay Keith

12:50 PM, 12th February 2020
About 7 days ago

Title restriction - Could Bank pull the plug?

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 12/02/2020 - 09:14
Did you do any due diligence regarding the solicitor's expertise before engaging him/her? I was never a conveyancer but acting for Professional Indemnity Insurers and other work showed me the wide spectrum of 'expertise' and the importance to check before you buy!... Read More

Lindsay Keith

12:43 PM, 12th February 2020
About 7 days ago

Online Right to Rent checks coming?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 11/02/2020 - 18:16
Not sure I grasp this query, or am I just a horrid old cynic? 'Employer' and 'Landlord' may be close or distant from the human being that is the potential employee or tenant? Ever since Personnel became Human Remains, the employer/ee relationship changed, people became numbers?

Landlords may be a monolith or a nice lady wishing to let out a spare room? Fact and Degree? That's the common sense?

The reality is politics. Employers create 'Jobs', that magic elixir-word for politicians? Anything however inappropriate may be justified if a 'Job Creator'? Sorry (not even sorry) Landlords, you are just providing housing for these job-seekers but you don't count???... Read More

Lindsay Keith

14:54 PM, 1st February 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Am I visiting my daughter as Mum or Landlord?

Go asap and see a sensible L&T Solicitor with all your documents, seek and then follow the advice given. The expense will be less than the cost of heartache and aggro. Make sure beforehand that the Solicitor is an L&T expert, not just someone who says so!... Read More

Lindsay Keith

15:55 PM, 21st January 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Pulled out again due to onerous Ground Rent increases

Although I was after Articles and then a solicitor for nearly 55 years in the law, I did I think only 2 house purchases and 1 sale, I heard these types of complaints all the time. Seems to me that GRs are an anachronism and ought to be abolished. After all, if you extend the lease under the extension procedure, the GR disappears? Alternatively, buy out the GR for a fixed payment, say 5 X GR at point of contract exchange? If enough purchasers held this gun to the vendors, they would see sense?... Read More

Lindsay Keith

16:19 PM, 14th January 2020
About a month ago

Buying land with boundary and title complications?

I was a solicitor for about 50 years and learnt quickly in may Articles that the Conveyancing Managing Clerk Ron Wilson knew far more about that aspect of the law than I would ever master. So, JJ's comment is right. Make sure you get the best, go for quality, not cheapest!... Read More