My property lawyer in Kenton is not on the Britannia Conveyancing Panel. Can I still retain my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the Britannia panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
The limited options available to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Kenton solicitors but Britannia will need to use a solicitor on their panel. This will result in additional total legal fees and result in delays.
- Get an alternative lawyer to to deal with the purchase, obviously checking they are Convince your conveyancer to use their best endeavours to join the Britannia conveyancing panel
A relative suggested that if I am purchasing in Kenton 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 included in the estimate for your Kenton conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Kenton around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Kenton Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Kenton Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Kenton.
It has been 2 months since my purchase conveyancing in Kenton concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Kenton is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Kenton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Kenton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Kenton may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
I'm refinancing my existing home to a buy to let loan with Birmingham Midshires and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on further property. The location we are looking at is Kenton. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two mortgage companies and link together the conveyances?
Make use of our search tool on this site to be sure that the lawyers are approved by both mortgage companies. Assuming that they are your conveyancer will be able to tie up the two conveyancing matters but you should have a chat with you lawyer and make clear your expectations and requirements.
I am 3 weeks into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the high street agent to handle our conveyancing in Kenton. We are not happy. Can you help me find new lawyers?
A solicitor would need to be really poor to suggest replacing them. Has the mortgage been sent? In the event that it has you need to make them aware of the new contact details and get the offer are re-issued. Your solicitor ideally should be on the lenders approved list to avoid escalating charges and delays. That should be your starting point. The find a solicitor tool should help you find a lender approved solicitor for your home move in Kenton