Do the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site execute attended exchange conveyancing in Highgate?
There are a few conveyancing experts carrying out one day exchanges. Do e-mail us to receive a fee calculation and details as to dates.
Are the BSA planning on creating a search tool with a view to to identify law firms on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel for example in Highgate?
We have not been informed any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.
Have purchased a a detached house in Highgate , how long will it take for the Land Registry to register the transfer to my name? My Highgate conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain the registration is dealt with.
As far as conveyancing in Highgate is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry need to notify any third parties. Currently in the region of 80% of such applications are completed within 12 days but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Registration takes place after the new owner is living at the property so an expedited registration is not usually an essential issue but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I am four weeks into a residential purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the local agent to do our conveyancing in Highgate. I am am starting to be disappointed with the quality of service. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
A conveyancer would have to be very bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has your mortgage offer been issued? If so you need to make them aware of the new conveyancer and ensure the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your solicitor ideally should be on the mortgage company panel to avoid supplemental expenses and delays. That should be your starting point. The find a solicitor tool will help you find a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Highgate
I've found a house that seems to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have since been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Highgate. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?
Most houses in Highgate are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Highgate so you should seriously consider looking for a Highgate conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’spermission to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is located on an estate. Your conveyancer should advise you fully on all the issues.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Highgate conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?
in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the price payable.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Highgate property is Flat 2A 19 Shepherds Hill in June 2014. The tribunal concluded in accordance with section 48 and schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act (the 1993 Act) that the premium payable in respect of the grant of a new lease for the Flat be £24,303 (twenty four thousand three hundred and three pounds) This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 67.85 years.
There are plenty of properties in Highgate on private roads. I am purchasing one such house. Are there any benefits to buying a residence on a private road?
Highgate conveyancing solicitors will be familiar with transacting homeson unadopted roads. Your conveyancer should review the title to identify any rights or responsibilities. In many cases there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that residents make annual payments to maintain the road. Where one exists, the road should be maintained and look better than council owned.