Can the conveyancing solicitors to be found on your site execute auction conveyancing in London?
There are a number of auction practitioners we can put you in touch with those specialising in auction conveyancing. London is just one of the many locations in which our lawyers cover.
At what point can the exchange of contracts occur in residential conveyancing in London and am I required to attend the solicitors branch?
If you are round the corner to one of the conveyancing solicitors in London you are invited in to sign the paperwork. That being said, the law practices we recommend provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The executing of the property agreement is not the important part. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the firm to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in London)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
Me and my partner are purchasing a flat in London. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we will need to deposit money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I am due to move home in September. Will my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the completion day. As an aside, can you recommend a removal company in London. Conveyancing solicitor was organised prior to coming across this website.
On the day of completion you can pick up the house keys from your property agent but this should only occur when the previous owners conveyancers advise the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be handed over. After that you can inform the removal men that you are ready to move in. We do not recommend a specific removal organisation but can assist you in choosing a residential property solicitor in London or a solicitor with expertise in conveyancing in London.
I have been advised by my conveyancer that lack of right of way insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in London?
The right level of lack of right of way indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Barclays and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.
Do I need to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when acquiring a residence in London?
Unless a prior purchase of the house took place post 12 October 2013 you can take it that lawyers delivering conveyancing in London to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
Me and my brother own a semi-detached Victorian house in London. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and National Westminster Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in London and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.
I have just appointed agents to market my garden flat in London. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
The sensible thing to do is discharge the maintenance contribution as you normally would as all rents and maintenance invoices should be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment 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.
We have reached the end of our tether in trying to purchase the freehold in London. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a London conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a London property is 20 Avonwick Road in July 2013. The Tribunal was dealing with an application under Section 26 of the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 for a determination of the freehold value of the property. It was concluded that the price to be paid was Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy (£15,970) divided as to £8,200 for Flat 20 and £7,770 for Flat 20A This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 73.26 years.