Is there a search tool that I can utilise to check that the solicitor carrying out my conveyancing in Acton is on the lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Bank of Scotland thus spending £192.00 in supplemental legal charges.
Feel free to make use of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this site. Please choose the lender and type ‘Acton’ or your location and you will see a number of lawyer located in Acton or by proximity to you.
It has been three months following my purchase conveyancing in Acton concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in Acton differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Acton contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because builders in Acton typically purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Acton or who has acted in the same development.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Acton I like with a park and station nearby, however it only has 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Acton in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?
If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.
I am downsizing from my house. My past solicitors have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Acton if that makes a difference.
Please use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Acton. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but I am based in Acton. My lawyer (approximately 235 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a stat dec ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Acton to witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Acton