I can't travel far from Stamford Hill. I would like to know the understand why all Stamford Hill solicitors aren't automatically on all bank panels?
Even though it may seem unfair for mortgage companies to limit who can act for them, from the public’s or solicitor’s standpoint, the flip side is that banks are increasingly anxious and consider it necessary to defend themselves from illegal activities. As a result of this concern lenders have reduced their conveyancing panel to a manageable size.
My house in Stamford Hill is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my conveyancer need to be required to be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently currently.
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Stamford Hill. Conveyancing is necessary. What are my next steps?
Having for in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you will need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you will have a tight a drop dead date to complete the purchase. Every auction property will have an associated auction pack. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the auction pack should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to leasehold premises. You must hand this to the conveyancer instructed by you ASAP. Do make sure that you have funds in order to complete on the on the contractual date .
Are all Stamford Hill Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel?
A selection of lenders now utilise the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their approved list of firms.
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Stamford Hill. My mortgage broker suggested a conveyancer. I paid an advanced payment of £175. A couple of days later, the property lawyer contacted me to say that they were not on the RBS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the RBS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Stamford Hill. 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 few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Stamford Hill
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. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. 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.
I am a negotiator for a busy estate agent office in Stamford Hill where we see a few leasehold sales put at risk as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Stamford Hill conveyancing solicitors. Can you clarify whether the seller of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?
As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.
Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.
I am the registered owner of a first flat in Stamford Hill. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium due for a lease extension?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Stamford Hill conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Stamford Hill premises is Flat 25, Stamford Hill Mansions Stamford Hill in April 2010. The Tribunal therefore determined that the premium to be paid by the lessee to the freeholder for the extension of the lease should be £28,984.00 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 59 years.
My partner and I plan to buy our first property in Stamford Hill. Conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. The mortgage adviser suggested that a survey is not needed as the house was only built in 2001.
You would be well advised to have a Home Buyer's Report. Given the premises was built over a decade ago the property will not benefit from a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. For a property that age with no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report may be sufficient. They will highlight any obvious problems and recommend additional investigation if appropriate. If there are any indications of material issues get a full structural survey.