I plan on purchasing a flat in South Acton. My Solicitor is not listed on the bank solicitor panel. Am I still permitted to appoint my South Acton conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the mortgage company panel?
Your options include
- Complete the deal with your chosen South Acton conveyancer but your lender will undoubtedly instruct a solicitor from their approved panel. This will result in additional fees together with potential interruption.
- Choose a fresh solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the bank conveyancing panel.
- Convince your conveyancing practitioner to apply to join the mortgage company panel
My wife and I are planning on selling our property in South Acton and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street South Acton conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in South Acton. We have lived in South Acton for 4 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with 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 should 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 illness)
I have justfound out that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in South Acton for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest way to check if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of South Acton conveyancing specialists.
I am buying a new build flat in South Acton. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in South Acton
Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. South Acton is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?
Flying freeholds in South Acton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside South Acton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in South Acton may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
I have just started marketing my basement flat in South Acton.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed but I have just had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – what should I do?
It best that you pay the maintenance contribution as normal given that all rents and service invoices should be allottedas part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially