My apartment in Colliers Wood is up for sale and I have a purchaser. Does my conveyancing practitioner need to be on the Aldermore conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Aldermore 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 selling our house in Colliers Wood and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Colliers Wood. Having lived in Colliers Wood for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You must 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 health insurance to cover that same sickness)
The deeds to my house can not be found. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Colliers Wood 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?
Assuming you have a registered title the information relating to your proprietorship will be evidenced by the Land Registry under a Title Number. It is possible to perform a search at the Land Registry, identify your house and get up to date copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for twenty pounds.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial offices in Colliers Wood and how can your lawyers assist?
The 1954 Act provides protection to business tenants, giving them the legal entitlement to make a request to court for a new tenancy and remain in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Colliers Wood is one of our numerous areas of the UK in which the firms we work with have offices
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Colliers Wood for my house move. Is it possible to review a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
One may find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor call for training purposes.
Back In 2004, I bought a leasehold flat in Colliers Wood. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing solicitor in Colliers Wood who previously acted has long since retired. What should I do?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Colliers Wood conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
We have reached the end of our tether in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Colliers Wood. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
if there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Colliers Wood property is 14 Nutwell Street in January 2014. The premium payable for the acquisition of a new lease of the subject premises was in the sum of £30,523 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 62.94 years.