I am searching for value for money property lawyer. Should I go for for an internet conveyancer as opposed to a local Acton conveyancing solicitor?
In the main conveyancing solicitors in your neck of the woods will have excellent relationships with your local authority, which could help with the Acton conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will require. It can only help if they have existing connections with the Land Registry overseeing your area Acton, other lawyers in the neighbourhood and Acton Estate Agents.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to visit the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Acton so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.
Whereas this was necessary ten years ago, almost all mortgage companies no longer oblige their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the mortgagors signature. It will still be necessary for you to hand over ID documents and there are still manifest benefits to instructing a locally based practitioner, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Acton.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Acton and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any high street Acton lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Acton. Having lived in Acton for many years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
About to purchase a new build apartment in Acton. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Acton
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.
In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial property in Acton and how can your lawyers assist?
The 1954 Act provides a safeguard to commercial tenants, giving them the dueness to apply to court for a renewal tenancy and remain in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and assist with commercial conveyancing in Acton
How up-to-date is your search tool for the lender conveyancing panel in Acton? Do the lenders send you an updated list?
Acton law firm practices and firms carrying out conveyancing in Acton themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from the lender directly.