Completed the sale of my flat in Chipping Barnet last January yet the purchaser is SMS messaging me to moan that their solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?
Post completion of your house sale your conveyancer is obliged to deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Where relevant, your solicitor should also confirm that the home loan has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion steps just for conveyancing in Chipping Barnet.
My lender has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Chipping Barnet but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Chipping Barnet local to me. Are you able to assist?
The minority of Chipping Barnet conveyancing practitioners are listed all lender’s conveyancing panel. Use our find an approved solicitor tool to locate a Chipping Barnet conveyancing conveyancer on the on the bank panel.
I own a 4 bedroom Edwardian house in Chipping Barnet. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Chipping Barnet and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.
My father-in-law has recommend that I use his conveyancing solicitors in Chipping Barnet. Should I use them?
There are no two ways about it the ideal way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to seek recommendations from friends or family who have actually experience in using the conveyancer that you are considering.
I've found a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have since found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Chipping Barnet. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?
Most houses in Chipping Barnet are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Chipping Barnet so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Chipping Barnet conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your lawyer should appraise you on the various issues.
We have reached the end of our tether in seeking a lease extension in Chipping Barnet. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Chipping Barnet conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Chipping Barnet flat is Flat 2 2 Netherfield Road in April 2010. The Tribunale held that premium payable for a 90 year extension to the existing Lease should be £7,705. This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 76 years.
Is planning consent necessary to change a single dwelling into two appartments in Chipping Barnet? This has taken place to a property opposite to my house in Chipping Barnet and was not aware of the conversion until after the works were complete.
Planning Consent yes. Building Regulations yes.