I am purchasing a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Barons Court who is on the Barclays Direct conveyancing. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays Direct in certain locations such as Barons Court. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Barons Court. Now, I need my documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Barons Court of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am buying a new build flat in Barons Court. 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.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Barons Court
The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. 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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please supply a car parking plan.
My husband and I are novice buyers - agreed a price, yet the property agent told us that the seller will only proceed if we appoint their chosen conveyancers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street solicitor who is familiar with conveyancing in Barons Court
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this ultimatum. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to use your preferred Barons Court conveyancing firm - rather thanthe ones that will provide the estate agent a commission or achieve conveyancing thresholds set by head office.
Last December I purchased a leasehold flat in Barons Court. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
After months of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Barons Court. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Barons Court conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Barons Court premises is 19 Crisp Road in June 2009. Following a vesting order (Under section 26 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993) The tribunal determined that the premium payable for the acquisition of the freehold was £33,756,apportioned as to£12,285 for the lower at and £21,471for the upper fat. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 68.32 years.
There are a number of properties in Barons Court on private lanes. My partner and I are acquiring such a house. Are there any advantages to purchasing a residence on a privately owned road?
Barons Court conveyancing solicitors are used to transacting houseson private. The property lawyer will review the title to find any rights or responsibilities. In many cases there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that residents pay into to maintain the road. If there is one, the road will likely be maintained and look nicer than council adopted.