Our mortgage company has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Tufnell Park but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Tufnell Park local to me. Are you able to help?
Far from all Tufnell Park conveyancing practitioners are approved and listed on all banks conveyancing panel. Use our search tool to find a Tufnell Park conveyancing conveyancer on the on the lender panel.
What does a local search tell me about the property we're purchasing in Tufnell Park?
Tufnell Park conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Searches UK The local search is essential in every Tufnell Park conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject sections.
Me and my brother purchased a 4 bedroom Victorian property in Tufnell Park. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Alliance & Leicester . I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. Is it worth asking Alliance & Leicester to clarify?
You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Tufnell Park and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the work.
I am buying a new build house in Tufnell Park with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not to tell my lawyer about this extras as it would adversely affect my mortgage with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Tufnell Park is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Tufnell Park are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Tufnell Park you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Tufnell Park 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.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Tufnell Park conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Tufnell Park conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you speak with two or three firms including non Tufnell Park conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:
If they are not ALEP accredited then why not? What are the costs for lease extension conveyancing?
I have given up seeking a lease extension in Tufnell Park. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
if there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the LVT to judgment on the premium.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Tufnell Park premises is Flat 2 27 Mackeson Road in December 2012. The Tribunal assessed the value of the lease extension premium at £35,435 and rounded the figure to £35,500 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 64.77 years.