My family lawyer has quoted £995 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Marylebone. I am looking to sell a modern detached home for £300,000. Is this expensive? Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Marylebone?
The estimate does seem marginally steep. If you shop around you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as £125. On the other hand, you couldcome to regret choosing an an unknown conveyancer. If is important to ensure the firm can represent your mortgage company. Do make use of our comparison tool to choose a Marylebone conveyancing firm on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Marylebone.
My fiance and I changing mortgage lender for our flat in Marylebone with Clydesdale. We have a son approaching twenty who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the apartment is forfeited by the lender. I have a couple of questions (1) Is this form unique to the Clydesdale conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we bought 5 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this compromise his rights to inherit the property?
On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Clydesdale. This is solely used to protect Clydesdale if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Clydesdale had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.
Finally the sale completed on my house in Marylebone last November but our buyer keeps e-mailing every few hours to say their conveyancer is waiting to hear from myconveyancer. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?
Following your house sale your conveyancer should deliver the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer must also confirm that the mortgage has been redeemed to the buyers solicitors. There are no post completion formalities specific conveyancing in Marylebone.
I have been told that property searches are the primary reason for obstruction in Marylebone conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Marylebone.
Me and my brother have a terraced Edwardian house in Marylebone. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Platform Home Loans Ltd. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same 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 for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Marylebone and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the work.
As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Neath but reside in Marylebone. My lawyer (approximately 235 miles from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Marylebone to attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Marylebone based