Please explain the implications if my solicitor is removed from the Kent Reliance Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Kentish Town?
The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Kentish Town?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Kentish Town. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
How do I locate a Kentish Town law firm on the Barclays Direct conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am prepared to travel upto 10miles to meet the solicitor.
Feel free to make use of the facility on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of Kentish Town conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Kentish Town conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can call them to see if they are on the Barclays Direct approved list
My husband and I are a fortnight into a leasehold purchase having been directed to a firm by the estate agent to carry out the conveyancing in Kentish Town. We are not happy. Can you help me find new solicitors?
They would need to be really poor to suggest changing them. Has your mortgage been generated? If so you need to make them aware of the new conveyancer and get the loan are re-sent. Your new conveyancer should be on the banks approved list to avoid added costs and complications. So that should be your first question of the new solicitors. Our search tool will help you find a bank approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Kentish Town
I have just appointed agents to market my basement flat in Kentish Town. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have recently had a quarterly service charge invoice – what should I do?
The sensible thing to do is clear the maintenance contribution as you normally would given that all ground rent and service payments will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
Following months of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Kentish Town. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
if there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the amount due.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Kentish Town flat is Flat 2 27 Mackeson Road in December 2012. The Tribunal assessed the value of the lease extension premium at £35,435 and rounded the figure to £35,500 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 64.77 years.
Is planning consent necessary to change a single dwelling into two appartments in Kentish Town? This has taken place to a house next door to my house in Kentish Town and was not aware of the conversion until the works were finished.
Planning permission is necessary for converting a single dwelling in Kentish Town into flats but possibly not for reverting once again to single dwelling-house so, in answer to your query, yes,a it is required.