A colleague advised me that in purchasing a property in Twickenham there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to a property. Is this right?
We are aware of anumerous of properties in Twickenham which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Twickenham should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Twickenham. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an advanced payment of £200. Soon after, the conveyancer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Yorkshire BS 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 Yorkshire BS 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.
Having read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Twickenham solicitor - who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Kent Reliance will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Kent Reliance will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Twickenham surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
I need some expedited conveyancing in Twickenham as I am faced with pressure to sign on the dotted line within 4 weeks. Thankfully I do not need a mortgage. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?
As you are not taking a home loan you are at free not to do searches although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Twickenham the following are examples of what can be revealed and therefore impact market value: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Charges, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
The deeds to our property can not be found. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Twickenham 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
Assuming the title is registered the details of your ownership will be documented by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to carry out a search at the Land Registry, find your property and obtain current copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally retain a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for £20 inclusive of VAT.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Twickenham. 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.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Twickenham
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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. 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? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?
Taking into account that I am about to spend 450k on a property in Twickenham I wish to talk to a lawyer about mytransaction in advance of giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?
We could not agree more - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer who will be carrying out your conveyancing in Twickenham.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important individual, not a matter number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for your conveyancing in Twickenham should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.
Is planning consent required to change a single dwelling into multiple appartments in Twickenham? This has been carried out to a property opposite to my house in Twickenham and was unaware of it happening until after the works were complete.
Planning consent is required for converting a single dwelling in Twickenham into apartments but possibly not for reverting back to single dwelling-house so, in answer to your query, yes,a it is required.