We are selling our home in Greenford. Will the conveyancing practitioner have to be required to be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently currently.
My wife and I buying a end of terrace house in Greenford. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the property.Will legal investigations on the property involve checks to see if these alterations were previously refused?
Your conveyancer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Greenford will sometimes reveal restrictions in the title documents which prohibit certain works or necessitated the consent of a 3rd party. Many additions call for local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
Is it the case that all Greenford solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of mortgage companies do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I am expecting a DIP from UBS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do UBS recommend any Greenford solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Greenford solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the UBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and UBS through the process.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Greenford and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Greenford conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a web based conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Greenford. Having lived in Greenford for 4 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? 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 life insurance to cover that same ailment)
2 months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Greenford took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. 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 property 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.
I am downsizing from my house. My former solicitors has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Greenford if that makes a difference.
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How and when do I pay the Stamp Duty Land Tax chargeable for my house transaction in Greenford?
Your lawyer will complete a Land Transaction Return Form for you as part of your Greenford conveyancing transaction for signature. After completion your property lawyer will submit your Land Transaction Return Form to the Tax Authorities and - assuming they have the money - pay any land tax due on your behalf.