It has come to my attention via my mortgage adviser that my Hyde Park property lawyer is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. How can I be sure if this is correct?
You need to contact your Hyde Park conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to notify you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your lender.
I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (five years old) in Hyde Park. Almost all the flats are already sold. Is it really necessary to order conveyancing searches for my conveyancing in Hyde Park?
If you getting a loan, your lender will need some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Hyde Park conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will ’encourage’, perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should not go ahead without searches, but he or she is duty bound in this regard. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you insist that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you may need to find a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Hyde Park.
A relative advised me that where I am purchasing in Hyde Park I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Hyde Park conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Hyde Park around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Hyde Park Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Hyde Park.
My wife and I have a terraced Edwardian property in Hyde Park. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Virgin Money. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hyde Park and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the position with the conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.
I am selling my home. My former conveyancers has retired. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Hyde Park if that makes a difference.
Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Hyde Park. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the bank 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 mortgage company 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 lender solicitor panel.