Do the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site execute attended exchange conveyancing in Pinner?
There are a few conveyancing experts carrying out attended exchanges. Do contact us to get a fee calculation and details as to availability.
How does conveyancing in Pinner differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Pinner come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because house builders in Pinner tend to buy the land, 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Pinner or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Pinner prior to retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to grant a loan on such a house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can look into this further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Pinner. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Pinner to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Pinner for my remortgage. Is there any facility to review a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Members of the public may search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor call for training purposes.
There are only 62 years remaining on my flat in Pinner. I now wish to get lease extension but my landlord is missing. 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 for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to prove that you have made all reasonable attempts to track down the freeholder. In some cases a specialist would be useful to conduct investigations and prepare a report which can be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor in relation to investigating the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Pinner.
My wife and I have hit a brick wall in seeking a lease extension in Pinner. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
if there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to assess the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Pinner premises is Flats 8, 11 and 15 Craigmore Court 46 Murray Road in December 2013. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 8 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,438 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenants of Flat 11 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,791 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 15 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,638 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . This case related to 3 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 71 years.
I have instructed a Pinner conveyancing solicitor for our home move (first time buyers) and have noticed in the engagement letter that they are not governed by the FCA. Need I be worried or is that the norm with lawyer?
We can't see why they should be. Most conveyancer don't lend money. You should check that they are governed by the SRA, who dictate stringent obligations in place on amounts deposited on client account.