Is the fact that my solicitor in Kennington is not identified on my bank's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of his conveyancing?
It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should contact the Kennington conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.
Do conveyancers ask for an advanced payment for conveyancing in Kennington?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Kennington your lawyer will request that you put them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is as part of the total price then this should be asked for shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer a few days prior to the completion date.
I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need chancel insurance when buying a house in Kennington? or I am told that there is an ancient law that means some homeowners residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Kennington?
Unless a prior purchase of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you may expect conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in Kennington to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I have recentlybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Kennington for a purchase of a freehold house 9 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to check if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Kennington conveyancing specialists.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Kennington. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Kennington
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.
My husband and I are FTB’s - agreed a price, but the estate agent has warned us that the owners will only go ahead if we instruct their preferred solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a local conveyancer who is familiar with conveyancing in Kennington
It is unlikely the vendors are driving this. If they require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and explain that (a)you are genuine purchasers (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to instruct your preferred Kennington conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn the estate agent a introducer fee or hit his conveyancing targets set by senior management.