In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Notting Hill? Is this really necessary?
Notting Hill conveyancing solicitors as well as nationwide property lawyers accross the UK have an obligation under money laundering regulations to verify the identity of any client with a view to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.
Conveyancing clients are required to supply two forms of certified ID; proof of ID (usually a Passport or Driving Licence) and proof of address (usually a Utility Bill no older than three months).
Confirmation of the origin of monies is also necessary in accordance with the money laundering regulations as solicitors are mandated to investigate that the funds you are utilising to acquire a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the total purchase amount if you are buying without a mortgage) has originated from an acceptable source (such as an inheritance) and is not the product of illegitimate behaviour.
We are due to move home in November. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. On a separate note, can you put forward a removal company in Notting Hill. Conveyancing solicitor was organised prior to coming across your page.
On the day of completion you will need to collect the house keys from your property agent but this can only take place once the sellers solicitors inform the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be released. Subsequently you can advise the removal company that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a particular removal company but can help you find a conveyancing in Notting Hill or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Notting Hill.
I am the single recipient of my late mum's estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Notting Hill. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in August. I want to move. I understand that there is a CML 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship may be considered the same way as though I had purchased the property in August. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?
The CML handbook mandates conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be caught by that. Most mortgage companies would take a pragmatic view as this requirement principally exists to pick up on subsales or the quick reselling of property.
Can you point me to a directory of Santander panel conveyancers in Notting Hill on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
No. There is no such facility on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of banks make their panel listings viewable online. Where you are seeking to appoint a Notting Hill property lawyer on the Santander please make the most of our tool.
I am downsizing from my house. My former solicitors have shut. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Notting Hill if that makes things easier.
You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Notting Hill. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Notting Hill for my home move. Is it possible to review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
Anyone can see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor call for training purposes.
Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Notting Hill from the perspective of saving time on the sale process?
- Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Notting Hill can be bypassed if you instruct lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the purchasers’ conveyancers. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? In particular have you installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Notting Hill state that internal structural changes or laying down wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord approving such changes. If you fail to have the paperwork to hand you should not contact the landlord without checking with your conveyancer in advance. Many landlords or managing agents in Notting Hill levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Notting Hill. You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but you should verify this by asking your solicitors. A buyer’s lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the lease term is under 80 years. In the circumstances it is important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. If there is a history of conflict with your landlord or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved before the property is put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and discharge any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the buyers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as over rather than ongoing.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Notting Hill conveyancing firm to assist?
Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the price.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Notting Hill flat is 2 Grove House 95 Addison Road in October 2013. the Tribunal decided that the premium to bepaid for a new lease is £50,050. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 68.4 years.
My mother and father are experiencing problems in finding their Notting Hill property on the HM Land Registry online search facility. They have a vague memory fifty years ago when they purchased the house there were complications with the post code not being recognised in some systems.
Nearly all properties in Notting Hill should be revealed. Have you limited your search with simply the postcode. Usually it will identify all the houses and flats within that postcode. Assuming the property is recorded it will be there with a title number. If they bought back in the 70’s it's conceivable it may be not yet registered. The address might still be revealed but with the title number identified as 'na'. In this scenario you will need to find the original title deeds which might be with your parent’s mortgage company.