The Harlington conveyancing firm handling our Harlington conveyancing has identified a discrepancy when comparing the information in the valuation survey and what is in the conveyancing documents. My solicitor informs me that he is duty bound to ensure that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my conveyancer’s stance correct?
Your conveyancing practitioner must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Harlington. Now, I need my documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Harlington of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am buying a new build flat in Harlington. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Harlington
The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. 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. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?
Given that I am about to part with over three hundred thousand on a terraced house in Harlington I would like to talk to a lawyer about myhouse move prior to giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?
This is something that we encourage - we would be delighted to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer due to be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Harlington.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important person, not a file number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for your conveyancing in Harlington should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.
I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Harlington. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
Following months of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Harlington. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Harlington conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Harlington residence is 164 Nestles Avenue in October 2013. The tribunal agreed with the proposed price of £20,158 for the freehold and determined that that sum is the amount to be paid into court This case affected 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 69 years.
What can I do where I am dissatisfied with the conveyancing practitioner who undertook our conveyancing in Harlington?
We live in an imperfect world, and unfortunately occasionally things do go wrong. Nevertheless there is recourse where you were unhappy with your conveyancing in Harlington. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a solicitor to their governing body. If things still aren’t sorted out you may consider getting in touch with the Legal Ombudsman.