The Mayfair conveyancing firm that I recently instructed on my purchase in Mayfair have suddenly closed. I chose them because I needed a solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel and my family Mayfair lawyer was not. I issued them a cheque for £250 in advance. What are my options?
If you have an estate agent involved then let them know immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Principality 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 should be in a position to assist.
I require expedited conveyancing in Mayfair as I am faced with an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line inside one month. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
If.Given you are not obtaining a home loan you are at liberty not to have searches carried out although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Mayfair the following are instances of what can crop up and therefore affect future saleability: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...
Have completed on a a semi-detached house in Mayfair , how long should it take for the Land Registry to record my title? My Mayfair conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to check the land registry aspects are dealt with.
There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Mayfair registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust depending on who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry have to notify any other parties. As of today in the region of 80% of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Historically registration occurs after the purchaser is living at the premises thus 'speed' is not usually top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.
How does conveyancing in Mayfair differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Mayfair come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because house builders in Mayfair usually acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Mayfair or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Mayfair for my house move. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
One can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor call for training purposes.
How do I establish who owns a house in Mayfair?
As long as the property is registered with the Land Registry, and you have sufficient information of the address of the property, you will be able to view details from the the Land Registry of the registered owner for a fee.