I was notified yesterday by my IFA that my Colindale the law firm I have appointed is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain if this is indeed the case?
The best course of action for you to take is to contact your Colindale conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your lender.
My Colindale conveyancer has discovered a discrepancy between the surveyor’s assumptions in the home valuation report and what is revealed within the title deeds. My solicitor says that he must check that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my conveyancer’s approach appropriate?
Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
My wife and I are downsizing from our home in Colindale and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any high street Colindale conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Colindale. Having lived in Colindale for 4 years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get clarification that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should check with 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 life insurance to cover that same illness)
Me and my brother have a terraced Edwardian property in Colindale. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Leeds Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to 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 Colindale and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
In surfing the internet for the phrase on line conveyancing in Colindale it shows results of many property lawyersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable solicitor for the sale of my house?
The ideal method of finding a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so enquire of colleagues and relatives who have bought a property in Colindale or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Colindale differ, so it's a good idea to request at least three costs illustrations from different law firms. Be sure to obtain confirmation that the fees are fixed.
Expecting to complete next month on a garden flat in Colindale. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they are sending me a report within the next couple of days. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Colindale should include some of the following:
Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring? Additions to the premises You should have a good understanding of the insurance requirements You would want to be sent a copy of the lease Who has the liability for maintaining the window frames
Following years of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Colindale. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Colindale conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Colindale property is 27B Hillside in February 2010. the resulting premium, all other aspects of the valuation having been agreed between the parties was set at £8,250 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 70.25 years.