My mortgage broker has asked me for my Knightsbridge law firm’s panel member for the HSBC conveyancing panel. How do I find this out. I have contacted my local Knightsbridge branch but they have not responded to me.
The sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your Knightsbridge conveyancer . Most Knightsbridge conveyancing practices will keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each lender.
I am helping my aunt sell her house in Knightsbridge. Will the conveyancer arrange the energy performance certificate or it is for the seller to see to?
Following the demise of HIPs, EPC’s remained a required element of moving house. An energy performance certificate must be commissioned prior to the property being advertised. It is not a task that conveyancers normally arrange. Where you are instructing a Knightsbridge conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with long established local assessors
is it true that all Knightsbridge solicitor practices on the Principality conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Principality conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be governed by the CLC.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Knightsbridge off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Co-operative. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Co-operative, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial property in Knightsbridge?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Knightsbridge will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Knightsbridge. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Knightsbridge.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Knightsbridge it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may cause delays to Knightsbridge commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Knightsbridge.
About to purchase a new build flat in Knightsbridge. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Knightsbridge
If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.
Should I go with a Knightsbridge conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can conduct the conveyancing however they are based approximately 350kilometers away.
The benefit of a local Knightsbridge conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign documents, present your ID and pester them if necessary. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and in the main were impressed that should surpass using an unknown Knightsbridge conveyancing lawyer just because they are based in the area.
How much will conveyancing in Knightsbridge cost?
The amount you are levied for Knightsbridge conveyancing fees can vary considerably from solicitor to solicitor. This makes it all the more important that you find this out when you first appoint a conveyancer. One should always seek a couple fee estimate.