Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Edgware even where I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for example where I intend to buy a shop in Edgware with a loan from Platform Home Loans Ltd?
The service is primarily used to get a quote from domestic conveyancing solicitors in Edgware but we have listed towards the end of this page a few Edgware commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the firm directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Platform Home Loans Ltd
Are the BSA intent on creating a search tool with a view to to identify law firms on the Earl Shilton BS conveyancing panel for example in Edgware?
We have not been informed any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a tool.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a garden flat in Edgware. Do I receive the keys to the house on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Edgware?
On the day of completion you do not need to attend the conveyancers office in Edgware. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the vendor’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you should be called to collect the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.
Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Edgware. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Edgware solicitor having made sure that they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Clydesdale will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Clydesdale will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Edgware postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Edgware.
Have purchased a a semi-detached house in Edgware , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my title? My Edgware conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to check that my ownership is recorded.
As far as conveyancing in Edgware is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any other persons or bodies. Currently in the region of 80% of submission are completed within two weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Registration is effected after the buyer is living at the property thus post completion formalities is not typically primary concern but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.
How does conveyancing in Edgware differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Edgware come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because developers in Edgware usually purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Edgware or who has acted in the same development.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business offices in Edgware and how can your lawyers assist?
The 1954 Act affords security of tenure to business leaseholders, granting the dueness to apply to court for a renewal tenancy and continue in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Edgware is one of our hundreds of areas of the UK in which our lawyers are based