We are purchasing a newly constructed apartment in Brentford and my solicitor is advising me that she is duty bound to the bank to reveal incentives from the developer. I am on a tight deadline to sign contracts and I would rather not delay deal. is my lawyer playing by the book?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your solicitor. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I purchased a freehold premises in Brentford but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Brentford and has limited impact for conveyancing in Brentford but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.
I am planning to acquire a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Brentford who is on the HSBC Bank conveyancing. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for HSBC Bank in certain locations such as Brentford. We dont recommend any particular firm.
My wife and I are intent on selling our home in Brentford and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Brentford lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Brentford. We have lived in Brentford for 5 years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You must 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 life insurance to cover that same sickness)
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Brentford. I now require my papers however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Brentford of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I'm refinancing my existing home to a buy to let mortgage with Platform Home Loans Ltd and I will use the ballance of the raised equity towards a second house. The location we are interested in is Brentford. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and tie in the conveyances?
Do use our comparison tool on this site to ensure that the lawyers are approved by both banks. On the basis that they are your lawyer will be able to connect the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you conveyancer and make apparent your desired outcome and needs.