Completed the sale of my flat in Southall last December yet the purchaser is calling me complaining that his lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done following completion?
Post completion of your sale your lawyer should deliver the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer should also send confirmation that the home loan has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Southall.
three months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Southall concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I am buying a new build flat in Southall. Conveyancing is daunting 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 questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Southall
Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. 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. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Southall is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Southall are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Southall you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Southall may ascertain 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 property.
My husband and I are 17 days into a leasehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the high street agent to do our conveyancing in Southall. I am am starting to be frustrated with the level of service. Can you help me find new solicitors?
A solicitor would need to be really poor to suggest diss instructing them. Has your mortgage offer been sent? In the event that it has you will need to advise them of the new contact details and ensure the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. The conveyancer needs to be on the lenders approved list to avoid supplemental costs and frustration. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool will help you find a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Southall
I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased mum’s Will, with a house in Southall which is to be sold. The bungalow has never been registered at HMLR and I'm advised that some buyers solicitors will insist that it is done before they will move forward. What's the mechanism for this?
In the situation that you have set out it seems sensible to apply to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. HMLR’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and official copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.