I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and must vacate my rented flat in Wembley Park by 11/6/2019. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice for your letting until your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, speak to your conveyancer and request that they cajole the owners solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will look to achieve
Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Wembley Park even where I’m not buying or selling a house, for example if I want to acquire an office in Wembley Park with a loan from Barclays Direct?
Our comparison service is primarily there to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Wembley Park but we have set out towards the end of this page a selection of Wembley Park commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the solicitors directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Barclays Direct
My husband and I are at the point of looking at flats in Wembley Park and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance.
You should start obtaining conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the EA. Given that you are seeking a mortgage with Kent Reliance, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I have a mortgage with Skipton for my property in Wembley Park. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Skipton?
Your original mortgage agreement with Skipton will provide that you need their approval in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Skipton’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Skipton will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Skipton directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Skipton conveyancing panel solicitor.
I have instructed a Wembley Park conveyancing practitioner having made sure that they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Nationwide will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nationwide 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. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Wembley Park postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Wembley Park.
The deeds to our property are lost. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Wembley Park 4 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?
As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your ownership will be held by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is easy to execute a search at the Land Registry, locate your house and obtain up to date copies of the property title for less than a fiver. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for twenty pounds.
I'm refinancing my primary house to a buy to let mortgage with Chelsea Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on another property. The location we are looking at is Wembley Park. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of lenders and tie in the transactions?
Do use our comparison tool on this site to ensure that the solicitors are approved by both banks. On the basis that they are the solicitor should be able to connect the two deals but you should have a chat with you conveyancer and specify your expectations and needs.
My cousin has recommend that I use his conveyancers in Wembley Park. Should I find my own conveyancer?
No doubt it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to get referrals from friends or family who have previously instructed the firm you're are thinking of instructing.