I am obtaining a mortgage with Santander. I hope to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in Colliers Wood. Does the Santander Conveyancing panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Santander conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
My wife and I are intent on selling our property in Colliers Wood and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Colliers Wood conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using an internet conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Colliers Wood. We have lived in Colliers Wood for 5 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must 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 ailment)
I'm purchasing my first flat in Colliers Wood with the aid of help to buy. The developers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The property agent advised me not to tell my lawyer about the extras as it would adversely affect my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I am using a search engine for the words cheap conveyancing in Colliers Wood it shows results of numerous conveyancerslocally. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancer for me?
The best method of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via trusted referral, so enquire of friends and relatives who have bought a property in Colliers Wood or a respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Colliers Wood vary, so it's advisable to secure a minimum of four estimates from different property lawyers. Be sure to obtain confirmation what costs in the quote includes.
What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Colliers Wood conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Colliers Wood conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Colliers Wood conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:
What are the charges for lease extension work?
We have reached the end of our tether in trying to purchase the freehold in Colliers Wood. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Where there is a absentee freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the price payable.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Colliers Wood premises 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 affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 62.94 years.
Is planning consent necessary to convert a single dwelling into a couple of appartments in Colliers Wood? This has occurred to a house adjacent to my home in Colliers Wood and was not aware of the conversion until it was finished.
Planning permission is needed for converting a single dwelling in Colliers Wood into apartments but probably not for reverting back to single dwelling-house so, in answer to your question, yes.