It is is a decade since I acquired my house in Barons Court. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been appointed on the sale but I can't track down the title deeds. Will this cause complications?
You need not be too concerned. Firstly the deeds may be retained by your lender or they could be archived with the lawyers who handled your purchase. Secondly the chances are that the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Barons Court involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Barons Court. I have a mortgage agreed with RBS. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with RBS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Barons Court. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an advanced payment of £200. A couple of days later, the conveyancer called me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Kent Reliance panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
My offer was accepted on a house in Barons Court on 2/5/2023, valuation was booked 3 days after, all came back fine. Conveyancer appointed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Lloyds and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Lloyds to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
Should commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that may impact a commercial property in Barons Court?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Barons Court will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Barons Court. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Barons Court.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Barons Court it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Barons Court commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Barons Court.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Barons Court and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Barons Court. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Barons Court area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Barons Court. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Barons Court for my purchase. Is it possible to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Anyone may read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor call for training reasons.
We have had DIP from Virgin Money who have advised that they will lend up to £350k. At what point do I need to instruct a solicitor for conveyancing? Barons Court is where we plan to move to.
It would be wise to appoint a solicitor now so that the lawyer can open the ledger so they can commence their AML checks etc. Once you wish them to start work they will seek a payment on account usually about £175. That would normally be after you have the loan offer from the lender and survey back, but if you wish to expedite the process you can get going quicker even though you may be risking some expense.