We note that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in New Southgate?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in New Southgate.
We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The lender mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to instruct their panel lawyer as I would much rather use a New Southgate based conveyancing firm?
You should check but the the probability is that appoint one of their panel conveyancers if you accept the "fee-free" incentive. Contact the lender and ask if they make available a cash alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in New Southgate.
I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in New Southgate I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in New Southgate in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.
Is it possible to transfer to a new solicitor as I have to instruct a firm on the Halifax conveyancing list. I instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in New Southgate five minutes from me but he is not accepted by Halifax
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in New Southgate on the Halifax panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in New Southgate. Using search facility on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in New Southgate.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in New Southgate for my home move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
One can find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded call for training purposes.
I only have 68 years left on my flat in New Southgate. I now wish to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What are my options?
If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you have made all reasonable attempts to find the freeholder. In some cases an enquiry agent should be helpful to try and locate and prepare a report to be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer in relation to devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing New Southgate.
I am the registered owner of a first floor flat in New Southgate. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for a lease extension?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a New Southgate conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a New Southgate residence is 23 Beaconsfield Road in July 2013. The Tribunals decided that the amount payable was £31,203 for the freehold. This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 70.31 years.