It has come to my attention via my IFA that my Barnes lawyer is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. What can I do to check?
The first thing you need to do is to call your Barnes lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Barnes conveyancing firm that is on the conveyancing panel for your bank.
I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Barnes. My lender is Tesco Bank
Tesco Bank have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 11/3/2019, the requirements read as follows :
My colleague advised me that where I am buying in Barnes I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Barnes conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Barnes around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Barnes Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Barnes.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Barnes?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Barnes. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I'm converting the mortgage on my existing home to a buy to let loan with Lloyds TSB Bank and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a deposit on a second house. The neighborhood we are interested in is Barnes. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and tie in the two deals?
Do use our search tool on this page to check that the solicitors are approved by both lenders. Assuming that they are your solicitor will be able to simultaneously deal with the two deals but you should have a chat with you conveyancer and make apparent your expectations and needs.
Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Barnes. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.
If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Barnes - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
Having spent months of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Barnes. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Barnes conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Barnes property is 25 Petley Road in February 2010. The Tribunal determined that the price payable for the freehold of the subject premises should be £18,760. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 156.6 years and 66.6 years.