My wife and I are intent on acquiring a maisonette in Brondesbury. My Conveyancer is not on the bank approved panel. Am I still permitted to retain my Brondesbury conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the mortgage company panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You have a couple of options open to you here
- Carry on with your existing Brondesbury solicitor but your mortgage company will no doubt appoint a property lawyer from their approved list. The net result is additional cost and likely interruption.
- Get a fresh conveyancer to act in the purchase, ensuring that they are on the lender conveyancing panel.
- Convince your lawyer to seek to join the lender panel
I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and must leave my rented apartment in Brondesbury by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. Can I complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice on a rental unless you have exchanged. If you have not already done so, speak to your solicitor and request that they apply pressure on the other side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will work to achieve
Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Brondesbury is more expensive?
The conveyancing fees for a leasehold premises in Brondesbury is often higher than on a freehold acquisition or disposal. This is because there is an amount of supplemental work necessary in communicating with the landlord and management company to collate the information about whether the rent and maintenance fee have been cleared and whether there are any major works due in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the building.
My colleague recommended that if I am purchasing in Brondesbury I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Brondesbury conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Brondesbury 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 type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Brondesbury.
The deeds to our home can not be found. The solicitors who handled the conveyancing in Brondesbury 4 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?
Gone are the days when you need to have the physical official documentation to prove you are the owner of your registered land or premises, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Brondesbury for my house move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
One may find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, ring 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 regulator sometimes monitor call for training requirements.