Having spent time scouring mumsnet.com for a recommended solicitor in Colliers Wood, many comment that I should instruct a CQS accredited solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * compliance with best practice conveyancing processes through the scheme protocol the standard includes numerous firms who perform conveyancing in Colliers Wood.
My relative suggested that where I am buying in Colliers Wood I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Colliers Wood conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Colliers Wood around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Colliers Wood.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house can not be found. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Colliers Wood 10 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?
Nowadays there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your lawyer should know precisely where to find all the appropriate paperwork so you may buy or dispose of your house without any difficulty. Where copies are not available, your conveyancer can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against future claims on the property.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Colliers Wood is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Colliers Wood are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Colliers Wood you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Colliers Wood may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
We are a fortnight into a leasehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the selling agent to carry out the conveyancing in Colliers Wood. I am am starting to be disappointed with the level of service. Can you help me find new conveyancers?
They would have to be really poor to suggest diss instructing them. Has your mortgage offer been issued? If so you need to inform them of the new contact details and have the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the mortgage company panel to avoid escalating charges and delays. So that should be your starting point. The find a solicitor tool will assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Colliers Wood
I am a negotiator for a busy estate agency in Colliers Wood where we have experienced a few flat sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Colliers Wood conveyancing firms. Can you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the buyer?
Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.
An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.
We have reached the end of our tether in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Colliers Wood. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
in cases where there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to determine the price.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Colliers Wood residence 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 related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 62.94 years.