Are the Hendon conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Aldermore conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Aldermore?
Hendon conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Aldermore directly.
My wife and I purchasing a victorian detached house in Hendon. We would like to convert the garage to a playroom at the house.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to see if these works were previously refused?
Your solicitor will review the registered title as conveyancing in Hendon can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of works or need the permission of a 3rd party. Certain additions require local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
I'm the sole beneficiary of my late mum's will with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Hendon. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in May. I want to move. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship may be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the property in May. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?
The CML handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you may be impacted by that. How sensible a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the bank as this clause is chiefly there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of properties.
Leeds Building Society have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a property in Hendon has been accepted, what are the next steps?
Your property agent will want to know who your solicitors are (be sure the property lawyers are on the lender’s approved list). Telephone Leeds Building Society or the broker and finish off any appropriate forms. Leeds Building Society will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or owners to arrange a slot for the valuation to occur. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week to receive the mortgage offer. Leeds Building Society will issue the offer to you and your lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Hendon.
I need some quick conveyancing in Hendon as I am under an ultimatum to exchange contracts within 3 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are not taking a home loan you have the choice not to do searches although no conveyancer would recommend that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Hendon the following are examples of issues that can appear and adversely impact the marketability of the property: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Hendon. I now require my file but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact 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 Hendon of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have just discovered that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Hendon. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Hendon ?
The majority of houses in Hendon are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Hendon so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Hendon conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your conveyancer should advise you fully on all the issues.
Having spent years of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Hendon. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the premium.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Hendon property is First Floor Flat 61 Wilberforce Road in March 2014. The premium payable was £10,130 and the case was remitted back to the Willesden County Court to effect the Vesting Order (Claim No 3W103100). This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 71 years.
My step-son is just in the process of moving house, he had his mortgage in principle. One the seller agreed the offer on the apartment we rang the mortgage institution to issue the formal offer. I was disappointed to learn that mortgage lenders do not accept all conveyancer, they have to be on a list, is this legal?
Mortgage Companies normally imposes restrictions either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their approved list of lawyers. Typical examples of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Hendon property lawyer on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Probably not.