My family lawyer has sent a quote for £1150 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Kensington. I am looking to sell a Edwardian detached home for £300,000. This appears too much. Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Kensington?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the expensive side. If you shop around you might shave off some of the cost by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you couldcome to rue choosing an an unknown solicitor. Don't forget to be sure the solicitor can act for your mortgage company. Do use our comparison tool to choose a Kensington conveyancing practice on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Kensington.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Kensington. Now, I need my documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Kensington of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Kensington in advance of instructing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to grant a mortgage on this type of home.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you contact us we can check via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Kensington. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Kensington especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Kensington.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am selling a property in Swansea but reside in Kensington. My conveyancer (approximately 235 miles from mehas requested that I sign a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Kensington to witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Kensington
I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of maisonettes in Kensington both have in the region of fifty years left on the leases. Will this present a problem?
A lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a period of time. As a lease shortens the value of the lease decreases and it becomes more expensive to extend the lease. This is why it is generally wise to increase the term of the lease. It is often difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease because mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We advise that you get professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Kensington conveyancing firm to represent me?
if there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Kensington flat is 93 Oakwood Court in June 2010. the LVT determined that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £492,083, This case was in relation to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 37.79 years.
I am planning to acquire a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Kensington who is on the lender approved panel. Can you recommend a Kensington or local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the bank who conduct conveyancing in Kensington. We dont recommend any particular conveyancing practice.