We were about to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Paddington recommended using your comparison tool but stumbled across some other estimates via the web appear less expensive – how come?
One can find plenty of solicitors advertising alleged cheap conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for supplementalcosts end up with the closing fee markedly uplifted. Solicitors ought to ensure charges contained in terms and conditions should be transparent and reasonable raised The solicitors that we put forward for conveyancing in Paddington set out all charges for the property you plan topurchase.
Last February we completed a house move in Paddington. We have noticed several issues with the house which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Paddington?
It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Paddington. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken as part of the legal transfer of property are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller completes a document referred to as a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information proves to be misleading, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Paddington.
What tools are available to locate a Paddington law firm on the Britannia conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am happy to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the lawyer.
You can use the search on this page. Please choose the mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Paddington conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Paddington conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can call them to check if they are on the Britannia approved list
As co-executor for the will of my grandfather I am disposing of a house in Neath but live in Paddington. My lawyer (who is 250 kilometers awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Paddington to witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Paddington based
Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only Sixty One years left on my flat in Paddington. I now want to get lease extension but my landlord is missing. What options are available to me?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to locate the freeholder. In some cases an enquiry agent would be helpful to try and locate and to produce an expert document to be used as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Paddington.
I have had difficulty in negotiating a lease extension in Paddington. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the premium.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Paddington property is Flats 37 & 39 88/90 Portland Place in December 2010. The Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the lease extensions in respect of these two flats is as follows:- For Flat 37, the sum of £385,230.00 For Flat 39, the sum of £436,780.00 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 24.02 years.
What do I do if I am dissatisfied with the property lawyer who carried out my conveyancing in Paddington?
We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that every so often things do go wrong. However there is recourse if you were dissatisfied with your conveyancing in Paddington. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a property lawyer to their governing body. If things still aren’t resolved you may consider getting in touch with the Legal Ombudsman.