Last April we completed a house move in Knightsbridge. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we believe were missed in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been conducted as part of conveyancing in Knightsbridge?
It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Knightsbridge. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken during the legal transfer of property are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller fills in a questionnaire referred to as a SPIF. answers turns out to be inaccurate, you could possibly take legal action against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Knightsbridge.
I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when acquiring a residence in Knightsbridge? or I am told that there is historic law that means some house owners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this relevant for conveyancing in Knightsbridge?
Unless a previous purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you could expect solicitors handling conveyancing in Knightsbridge to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I moved into my home on 4 March and my personal details is not yet registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Knightsbridge expressed confidence that it should be dealt with in less than a month. Are transfers in Knightsbridge uniquely lengthy to register?
As far as conveyancing in Knightsbridge is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any third persons or bodies. At present approximately three quarters of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be protracted delays. Historically registration is effected after the buyer is living at the property thus 'speed' is not always an essential issue but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I'm remortgaging my primary home to a BTL mortgage with Barclays and intend to use the remaining equity towards another property. The area we are interested in is Knightsbridge. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of lenders and tie in the two deals?
Make use of our comparison tool on this site to ensure that the conveyancers are approved by both mortgage companies. Assuming that they are the conveyancer will be able to tie up the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you conveyancer and make apparent your expectations and needs.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandmother I am disposing of a house in Neath but reside in Knightsbridge. My conveyancer (who is 260 miles awayrequires that I execute a stat dec before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Knightsbridge to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Knightsbridge
I only have Seventy years left on my flat in Knightsbridge. I need to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to locate the landlord. For most situations a specialist would be useful to try and locate and prepare a report which can be used as proof that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer both on investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Knightsbridge.
I am the proprietor of a ground floor flat in Knightsbridge. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount payable for a lease extension?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Knightsbridge conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Knightsbridge residence is Flat 3 47 Cadogan Square in December 2010. the Tribunal determined that the premium payable to the landord by the leaseholder for the lease extension was £732,935 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 13.33 years.