I was notified yesterday by my estate agent that my Hanwell solicitor is not on the bank Solicitor panel. How can I be sure that this is correct?
Your first step should be to call your Hanwell lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Hanwell conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.
Do I need to have a meeting at the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Hanwell so that I can attend their offices if required.
Nowadays conveyancing panel lawyers for mortgage companies conduct the vast majority of work through the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake the legal work for your home move no matter where you live in England or Wales. That being said you should see if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if just in case this is required.
I have a semi-detached Victorian property in Hanwell. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Bank of Ireland. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hanwell and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the position with the conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.
How does conveyancing in Hanwell differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Hanwell contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because developers in Hanwell tend to buy 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 Hanwell or who has acted in the same development.
I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Hanwell. I have stumble upon a site which appears to be the ideal solution If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
We expect to complete our sale of a £200,000 apartment in Hanwell on Friday in a week. The managing agents has quoted £300 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Hanwell?
Hanwell conveyancing on leasehold apartments often necessitates the purchaser’s lawyer sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to these enquiries most will be content to do so. They are entitled to levy a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some transactions it is above £800. The management information fee invoiced by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little choice but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to complete the sale of your home.
After years of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Hanwell. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Hanwell conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Hanwell residence is 6 Jessamine Road in August 2013. The Tribunals valuation (as annexed to the decision) calculated the amount payable as £18,355 for the freehold reversion This case related to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 72.39 years.