I am selling our property in Cockfosters and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. Any local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used an online conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Cockfosters. We have lived in Cockfosters for six years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. What do they say? You need to 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 health insurance to cover that same sickness)
Have completed on a a semi-detached house in Cockfosters , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record my title? My Cockfosters conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be sure the registration formalities are addressed.
As far as conveyancing in Cockfosters is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry need to notify any interested persons or bodies. Currently in the region of 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Historically registration occurs after the buyer has moved in to the premises thus registration formalities is not always primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
How does conveyancing in Cockfosters differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Cockfosters contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because developers in Cockfosters typically purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Cockfosters or who has acted in the same development.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Cockfosters I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Cockfosters suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be an issue. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.
Taking into account that I will soon spend 450k on a house in Cockfosters I would like to have a conversation with the conveyancer regarding thetransaction prior to instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
We could not agree more - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the solicitor who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in Cockfosters.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a file number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Cockfosters should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.
My husband and I are one month into a freehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the local agent to execute conveyancing in Cockfosters. I am not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
A solicitor would have to be really bad in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the mortgage offer been issued? In the event that it has you must advise them of the new contact details and get the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your conveyancer should be on the banks panel to avoid escalating fees and complications. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool can help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Cockfosters