Last December we completed a house move in Acton. We have noticed several problems with the property which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? What searches should? have been ordered for conveyancing in Acton?
It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are unique to conveyancing in Acton. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated as part of the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller answers a questionnaire known as a SPIF. answers proves to be incorrect, you could possibly take legal action against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Acton.
I am considering applying for a Kent Reliance mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Acton with 60% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Kent Reliance ?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Kent Reliance will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
We are buying a property and the solicitor has referenced Chancel Repair to which the house may be obligated to contribute to given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. She has suggested insurance. Is this strictly necessary for conveyancing in Acton
Unless a prior acquisition of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you could assume that conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Acton to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.
I have todaybeen informed that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Acton for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I establish that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Acton conveyancing specialists.
I have been pointed in your direction by a number of estate agents in Acton to find a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial upside for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers rather than another?
We don’t make any commission for sending work our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
I only have Sixty One years remaining on my lease in Acton. I need to get lease extension but my landlord is absent. What should I do?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to find the lessor. For most situations a specialist may be helpful to try and locate and prepare an expert document which can be used as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Acton.
After years of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Acton. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Acton conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Acton property is 4 Woodhurst Road in July 2013. The Tribunals valuation for the premium to be paid in respect of the collective enfranchisement was £51,050. This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 63.75 years.