It is is a decade since I acquired my home in Canning Town. Conveyancing lawyers have now been instructed on the sale but I am unable to track down the deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?
Don’t worry too much. First the deeds may be kept by your mortgage company or they could still be with the conveyancers who handled the purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring current official copies of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Canning Town relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is not registered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.
My lawyer in Canning Town has never been on on the Bank of Scotland Conveyancing Panel. Can I still use my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Bank of Scotland panel?
The limited options open to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Canning Town solicitors but Bank of Scotland will need to instruct a solicitor on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the overall legal fees as well as cause frustration.
- Find an alternative solicitor to act in the purchase, not forgetting to check they are on the Bank of Scotland panel
Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Canning Town?
There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Canning Town and Solicitor practices in Canning Town who can help with your conveyancing We would stress that both are regulated professionals specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. They may both also deal with other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.
Is it the case that all Canning Town CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel?
It is true that some banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.
How can we tell if a Canning Town conveyancing solicitor on the HSBC panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Canning Town getting recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Canning Town. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should call 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 Canning Town 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.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Canning Town. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Canning Town
Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? 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. 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. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?
If instructed can a conveyancer remove someone from the title of my property in Canning Town ?
Subtracting or adding someone to the title of your home is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a conveyancing practitioner to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a solicitor