Willretaining a Kew conveyancing firm make my purchase more efficient?
In the main conveyancing lawyers in your neck of the woods will benefit from good relationships with your local authority, which can assist with your Kew conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will need to carry out. It can only be a plus if they enjoy good connections with the Land Registry covering your area Kew, other lawyers in the neighbourhood and Kew Estate Agents.
Do the conveyancing practitioners indexed on your site perform right to buy conveyancing in Kew?
We work with numerous conveyancing lawyers who can service right to buy transactions Please contact us to obtain a costs calculation.
The Kew conveyancing solicitors that I recently instructed on my purchase in Kew have without warning shut down. They were on acting for me because I needed a lawyer on the Barclays conveyancing panel and my previous Kew lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for £250 in advance. What are my options?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Barclays conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to assist.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a ground floor flat in Kew. Do I collect the keys to the house on the completion date from my conveyancer? If so, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in Kew?
On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Kew. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the purchase money to the vendor’s lawyers, and once they have received this, you should be called to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.
I happen to be the single beneficiary of my late mum's will with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Kew. The Kew property was put into my name in April. I want to move. I do know about the CML 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership could be considered the same way as if I'd bought the property in April. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be affected by that. How sensible a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this obligation is primarily there to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of property.
We had instructed solicitors located in Kew on the Santander solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a supplemental amount for the legal aspects of the Santander mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Santander?
As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner can levy a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Santander but by your Kew conveyancing practitioner. Some firms on the Santander panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many firms include it on their overall fee.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Kew before retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Kew. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Kew to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business property in Kew and how can your lawyers assist?
The particular law that you refer to provides protection to business leaseholders, granting the dueness to apply to court for a renewal tenancy and remain in occupation at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Kew is one of the numerous areas of the UK in which the firms we work with are based