As someone with no idea as to conveyancing in Clerkenwell what is the number one tip you can impart concerning the ownership transfer in Clerkenwell
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Clerkenwell and elsewhere in London is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for confrontation between you and others involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the seller, estate agent and on occasion the mortgage company. Appointing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Clerkenwell an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the legal process whose interest is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.
There is a worrying ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be at fault for the process being so protracted. You should always trust your conveyancer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.
We hope to to buy with Loughborough BS. I called into 3 or 4 high street solicitors but am struggling to find a Clerkenwell conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS approved list. Please you assist?
You should make the most of the search tool on this web page. Pick the mortgage company and type Clerkenwell or your preferred area and you will see a number of lawyer offices in Clerkenwell or near you.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Clerkenwell. I now require my file but 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 Clerkenwell of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Clerkenwell prior to appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will not give a loan on this type of property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Clerkenwell. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Clerkenwell to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Clerkenwell. Conveyancing and Lloyds TSB Bank mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Clerkenwell who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?
The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Clerkenwell conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Clerkenwell conveyancing firm to help?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Clerkenwell conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Clerkenwell premises is Flat 89 Trinity Court Grays Inn Road in February 2013. the Tribunal found that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 should be £36,229. This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 66.8 years.
The conveyancing solicitors handling our conveyancing in Clerkenwell has forwarded papers to review that reveal that the land is unregistered with epitome documents. Why is the property not registred at HMLR?
It is unusual for property in Clerkenwell to be unregistered. An 'epitome' is basically a dossier of photocopies of documents affecting an unregistered title. Plenty of Clerkenwell conveyancing lawyers will be familiar with such matters but in the event that uncertainty reigns the usual advice these days seems to be for the current owners to address the registration formalities first and thereafter sell - this can though naturally cause a protracted transaction.