We see that you have a search directory listing firms on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Colindale?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Colindale.
We are selling our apartment in Colindale. Does my property lawyer need to be required to be on the Santander conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Santander 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 at the moment.
We are purchasing a victorian detached house in Colindale. Our aim is to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve checks to see if these works are allowed?
Your solicitor should check the registered title as conveyancing in Colindale can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain works or necessitated the permission of a 3rd party. Many extensions need local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.
Can you help - my lawyer says that flying freehold insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Colindale conveyancing?
The appropriate level of flying freehold indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between HSBC Bank and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.
I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in May 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Nottingham are being difficult. The Colindale solicitor who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Nottingham are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Nottingham have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Nottingham have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nottingham may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Just acquired a detached house in Colindale , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my proprietorship? My Colindale conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain the land registry aspects are dealt with.
As far as conveyancing in Colindale registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry need to notify any other parties. At present approximately three quarters of submission are completed within two weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Registration occurs after the purchaser is living at the premises thus 'speed' is not typically an essential issue but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Colindale I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Colindale in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
Taking into account that I will soon part with £400,000 on 3 bedroom house in Colindale I would like to have a conversation with the conveyancer regarding theconveyancing in advance of instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?
This is something that we recommend - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the lawyer who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in Colindale.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a matter 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 Colindale should be the figure that you are charged.