I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and have to be out of my let out apartment in Hendon by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. Is it possible to complete in six weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into temporary accommodation?
The normal practice is not to give notice for your tenancy unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, contact to your solicitor and ask them to they apply pressure on the owners solicitors, try to an agreed time frame that everyone will look to achieve
As someone not used to the Hendon conveyancing process what’s the number one tip you can impart for the ownership transfer in Hendon
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Hendon or throughout North London is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the vendor, selling agent and sometimes your lender. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Hendon should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the process whose responsibility is to act in your legal interests and to protect you.
Sometimes a potential adversary will try and sway you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the property agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your solicitor is slow. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do take action that is against your lawyers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.
We're in Hendon, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is Virgin Money , and our solicitor is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
How do I use the search tool to get a fee calculation from a conveyancing practitioner in Hendon on the panel for my bank?
Step one is to choose a bank such as Barclays , Leeds Building Society or Alliance & Leicester then choose your location for instance Hendon. Conveyancing firms in Hendon and beyond should be listed.
Am I best advised to go with a Hendon conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am buying? An old friend can execute the legal work however they are based 200kilometers away.
The benefit of a local Hendon conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Hendon know how is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and on the whole were happy that must surpass using an unknown Hendon conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the lender conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the mortgage company approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the bank conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the bank solicitor panel.