Willretaining a Haggerston conveyancing practice make my purchase more efficient?
Existing third party relationships is an important consideration when appointing conveyancing solicitors. Haggerston law firms often have long term relationships with financial advisers and selling, local authorities, valuers and other law firms meaning the whole process is going to be much smoother for you. Having vast knowledge of the local area is an advantage.
We are a couple about to exchange contracts for a freehold house in Haggerston. We have hit a stumbling block. The mortgage offer with National Westminster Bank runs out on 16/3/2021 but the sellers are suggesting a completion date of 18/3/2021. Can one extend the loan expiry date?
The person best placed to address this issue is your conveyancer who is in a position to calculate if he or she is corresponding with the mortgage broker, owner’s representatives, property agents or possibly all three based on the history of your conveyancing as of today.
What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Haggerston? Why is this being asked of me?
Haggerston conveyancing solicitors as well as nationwide property lawyers throughout the UK have a duty under money laundering regulations to check the identity of any client with a view to ensure that clients are who they say they are.
Conveyancing clients are required to supply two forms of certified identification; proof of ID (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (typically a Bank Statement less than 3 months old).
Confirmation of source of monies is also required under the money laundering regulations as lawyers are required to check that the monies you are utilising to purchase a property (be it the exchange deposit or the total purchase monies if you are a cash purchaser) has come from a reputable source (such as an inheritance) and is not the product of criminal behaviour.
Me and my partner are purchasing a flat in Haggerston. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we have to deposit funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I am buying a end of terrace house in Haggerston. The intention is to an extension at the rear at the house.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to see if these works are permitted?
Your conveyancer will check the registered title as conveyancing in Haggerston will occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of works or necessitated the permission of a 3rd party. Certain works need local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.
Is it the case that all Haggerston solicitor practices on the Santander conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Santander approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Many banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be governed by the CLC.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Haggerston. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Haggerston
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. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared.
I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in Haggerston for my remortgage. Can I review a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor telephone calls for training reasons.