I was recommended to a conveyancer who has given a fee calculation of £1400 for leasehold conveyancing in Cricklewood. I’m looking to sell a Edwardian detached home for £300,000. This seems expensive. Is it above the average fee for conveyancing in Cricklewood?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the steep side. If you shop around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. That being said, you mightcome to rue choosing an a cheaper solicitor. Don't forget to ensure the firm can represent your lender. You can make use of our comparison tool to locate a Cricklewood conveyancing firm on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Cricklewood.
We are planning to acquire a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Cricklewood who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Cricklewood.
I am assisting my mother sell her property in Cricklewood. Will the conveyancing solicitor order the EPC or do I organise this?
After the abolition of Home Packs, energy assessments was maintained a required part of selling a property. An EPC needs to be commissioned before the property is advertised. This is not something that conveyancers normally organise. If you are instructing a Cricklewood conveyancing practitioner they might be able to arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with long established local assessors
This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as a first time purchaser of a garden flat in Cricklewood. Do I pick up the keys to the house on the completion date from my conveyancer? If so, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in Cricklewood?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the seller's lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be called to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens early afternoon.
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Cricklewood. My financial adviser suggested a property lawyer. I paid an advanced payment of £225. A couple of days later, the solicitor contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Santander conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Santander panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
It has been 4 months since my purchase conveyancing in Cricklewood concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Cricklewood. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Cricklewood
The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.
My partner and I have recently had an offer accepted on our first house in Cricklewood, and are about to get solicitors instructed. We have used the various comparison tools and the results are from all across the the UK. Is it important to have a Cricklewood conveyancing practitioner local to the potential new home? We are content to do everything electronically, but I assume at some stage we will need to physically go into the property lawyer's office to sign papers?
The conveyancer does not have to be in Cricklewood, but opting for local means that you have the option to go in if needed, by way of example, if a signature is needed urgently. In addition, a Cricklewood solicitor is likely to be familiar with local agents and (if the vendor has chosen a local conveyancer) with them, which will help smooth the process.