I am getting a mortgage offer from Halifax. I would like to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Belgravia. Does the Halifax Conveyancing panel include conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
After scouring consumer advice sites for a recommended lawyer in Belgravia, many advise that I should look for a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in home ownership transfers, trusted by some of the UK's biggest lenders. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Building Societies Association (BSA). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Society for Licensed Conveyancers. Belgravia is one of the many areas of the UK where there are CQS lawyers.
We are aiming to move home in March. Should my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in Belgravia. Conveyancing firm was found prior to coming across your page.
On the day of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from the estate agent but this should only take place when the vendors solicitors confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. You will need to inform the removal men that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a particular removal company but can help you locate a residential property solicitor in Belgravia or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Belgravia.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Yorkshire BS. Belgravia conveyancing solicitors have been selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Yorkshire BS?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Yorkshire BS completed the survey? Have you advised Yorkshire BS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Belgravia. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender RBS be concerned?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with RBS your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for RBS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to RBS where a lease fails to comply with these provisions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Belgravia.
I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when acquiring a residence in Belgravia? or I am told that there is historic law that could mean that house owners residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for maintenance to the chancel within the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Belgravia?
Unless a prior purchase of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you could assume that conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Belgravia to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.
In sourcing the internet for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Belgravia it shows results of numerous conveyancersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the right solicitor for the sale of my house?
The preferential method of seeking the right conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so ask friends and those you trust who have acquired a property in Belgravia or a reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Belgravia differ, so it's a good idea to request a minimum of three fee calculations from varying types of law firms. Make sure that you know that the fees are fixed.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Belgravia. Conveyancing and The Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing practitioner in Belgravia who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Belgravia conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I inherited a garden flat in Belgravia. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for the purchase of the freehold?
if there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to determine the price.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Belgravia residence is Flat 3 47 Cadogan Square in December 2010. the Tribunal determined that the premium payable to the landord by the leaseholder for the lease extension was £732,935 This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 13.33 years.