I am selling my apartment in Bush Hill Park. Will my solicitor need to be on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their conditions fairly frequently in recent years.
I am downsizing from our house in Bush Hill Park and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used a national conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Bush Hill Park. We have lived in Bush Hill Park for many years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain clarification that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of 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 illness)
I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Bush Hill Park. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should 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 Bush Hill Park of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Bush Hill Park ahead of retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders may not give a mortgage on this type of property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Bush Hill Park. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
Due to sign contracts shortly on a ground floor flat in Bush Hill Park. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they are sending me a report within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Bush Hill Park should include some of the following:
You should know whether the lease permits you to change or upgrade aspects of the property- you must know whether any restrictions applies to all alterations or limited to structural alteration, and whether permission is mandated necessary Responsibility for repairing the window frames Are pets allowed in the flat? Does the lease require carpeting throughout thus preventing wood flooring? Repair and maintenance of the flat
I have given up seeking a lease extension in Bush Hill Park. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
in cases where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Bush Hill Park residence is First Floor Flat 109 Lyndhurst Road in May 2010. Following a vesting order by Edmonton County Court on 29th October 2009 the Tribunal decided on a figure of £5,012 for a lease extension. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 81.79 years.
How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find a Bush Hill Park based one who is on the bank conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
In the event that you have not formally appointed a solicitor to start work and at this stage simply received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Bush Hill Park that you're considering.