Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Edgware?
If you are buying a property in Edgware your lawyer will ask you place them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is as part of the purchase price then this should be asked for immediately ahead of contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.
Are the BSA intent on creating a searchable register to to identify practices on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel for example in Edgware?
We are not aware of any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a register.
I acquired my flat on 1 March and my personal details is not yet registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Edgware expressed confidence that it will be dealt with in less than a month. Are properties in Edgware uniquely lengthy to register?
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Edgware registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any 3rd persons or bodies. Currently in the region of three quarters of submission are fully addressed within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Registration takes place once the new owner is living at the premises therefore 'speed' is not typically top priority yet if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers could speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Edgware in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks will not give a loan on such a premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Edgware. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Edgware especially if they are familiar with such properties in Edgware.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Edgware for my house move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
Anyone may review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor call for training purposes.
I own a leasehold house in Edgware. Conveyancing and Bank of Scotland mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing solicitor in Edgware who acted for me is not around. Any advice?
First contact HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Edgware conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I own a ground floor flat in Edgware. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum payable for a lease extension?
if there is a missing freeholder or if 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 Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the price.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Edgware flat is Ground Floor Maisonette 17 Milton Road in January 2014. The Tribunal determined the premium payable by the Applicant to the should be £13,299 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 71.73 years.