It is a dozen years since I bought my home in Hillingdon. Conveyancing solicitors have now been retained on the sale but I can't track down the title documents. Will this jeopardise the sale?
You need not be too concerned. Firstly the deeds may be kept by the mortgage company or they may stored with the lawyers who handled your purchase. Secondly in all probability the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Hillingdon relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is unregistered it is more tricky but is resolvable.
I am purchasing a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Hillingdon who is on the Barclays Direct approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays Direct in certain locations such as Hillingdon. We dont recommend any particular firm.
The deeds to my house can not be found. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Hillingdon 5 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?
In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your lawyer will be aware exactly where to locate all the appropriate paperwork so you may buy or sell your property without any difficulty. Where duplicates are not available, your conveyancer may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against possible claims on your premises.
How does conveyancing in Hillingdon differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Hillingdon contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because builders in Hillingdon tend to acquire the site, 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 property lawyers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Hillingdon or who has acted in the same development.
Taking into account that I am about to part with 450k on a property in Hillingdon I would like to have a conversation with the lawyer concerning thehouse move before giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the solicitor who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in Hillingdon.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important person, not a file reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Hillingdon should be the figure that you end up paying.
Should I stop my mortgage payments with Leeds Building Society once a completion date for my sale in Hillingdon has been set?
You are best advised to continue paying any mortgage payments to Leeds Building Society pending the mortgage being discharged out of the proceeds of sale as part of your Hillingdon conveyancing.