Please explain the implications if my solicitor is expelled from the Co-operative Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Notting Hill?
First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
My wife and I are intent on selling our home in Notting Hill and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a web based conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Notting Hill. We have lived in Notting Hill for 5 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain clarification need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)
I opted to have a survey done on a property in Notting Hill in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Notting Hill. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Notting Hill especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Notting Hill.
I am looking to sell my property. My previous conveyancers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Notting Hill if that makes a difference.
You should use our search tool to help you find 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 runs with a minimum of fuss.
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have just been informed that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a leasehold house in Notting Hill. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Notting Hill ?
Most houses in Notting Hill are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Notting Hill so you should seriously consider looking for a Notting Hill conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as requiring the freeholder’sconsent to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your solicitor will advise you fully on all the issues.
I have given up negotiating a lease extension in Notting Hill. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the price payable.
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 related to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 68.4 years.
I am considering appointing a web based property lawyer ahead of a Notting Hill conveyancing firm. Should I ‘stay local’?
Advantages do exist in having the option attend a local Notting Hill conveyancing solicitor for instance
- signing papers on short notice
- sometimes being able to speak to someone face-to-face can make a huge difference, particularly for more complex conveyancing
- the ability to complain if matters are not going as expected
When analysing estimates, look out for hidden extras. The majority decent Notting Hill high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Many online agents seem to offer cheap prices, yet have hidden 'extras' in the small print.