My previous conveyancer has given a fee estimate just over a thousand pound for freehold conveyancing in Holborn. I am hoping to sell a purpose built house for £200,000. Is this over the top? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Holborn?
The costs illustration is slightly on the high side. If you shop around you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as £125. On the other hand, you mightlive to rue opting for an an unknown lawyer. If is important to be sure the conveyancer can act for your bank. Do utilise our search tool to find a Holborn conveyancing firm on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Holborn.
Last July we completed a house move in Holborn. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we consider were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Holborn?
The query is not clear as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Holborn. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the legal transfer of property are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller fills in a document called a SPIF. answers turns out to be misleading, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Holborn.
Completed the sale of my flat in Holborn last February yet the purchaser is SMS messaging every few hours to moan that their conveyancer is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?
Following your house sale your lawyer is duty bound to deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. If applicable, your solicitor should also confirm that the home loan has been paid off to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks peculiar conveyancing in Holborn.
My aunt passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Holborn. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £8000. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Leeds Building Society, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?
Given you intend to re-mortgage then Leeds Building Society will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Leeds Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Holborn. I now require my papers but 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 Holborn 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 buying a new build flat in Holborn. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Holborn
Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? 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? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.