Can you help? My West Hampstead conveyancer is assuring me that he is legally obliged toconduct West Hampstead conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Lloydsapproved lawyer panel. Do I not have any options here?
You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with a mortgage company your solicitor has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook requirements . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out West Hampstead conveyancing searches.
Having sold my house in West Hampstead last December yet the purchaser is Skype messaging daily to moan that his conveyancer is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?
After completion of your sale your conveyancer is committed to forward the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures unique to conveyancing in West Hampstead.
We are purchasing a property and the solicitor has mentioned Chancel Repair for which the property may be obligated to contribute to given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. He has mentioned insurance. Is this really necessary for conveyancing in West Hampstead
Unless a prior purchase of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you could take it that lawyers carrying out conveyancing in West Hampstead to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
I am buying a new build apartment in West Hampstead. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in West Hampstead
Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please supply a car parking plan. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. 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.
Is it possible to swap firm as I need to select a firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing list. I instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in West Hampstead round the corner but the firm is not approved by Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in West Hampstead on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in West Hampstead. In utilising search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in West Hampstead.
Due to sign contracts shortly on a leasehold property in West Hampstead. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they will have a report out to me on Monday. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in West Hampstead should include some of the following:
Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice? What the implications are if you are in breach of your lease terms? The total ownership of the premises. This could be the apartment itself but could also include a roof space or cellar if applicable. The landlord’s rights to access the flat. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. Ground rent - what is payable and when is collected, and be on notice if this is subject to change
I am the registered owner of a first flat in West Hampstead. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a West Hampstead conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a West Hampstead property is Flat A 372 Cricklewood Lane in January 2013. The Tribunal decided that the premium for the extended lease should be £5,750.00 and that the terms of the new lease should be those set out in annex to the decsion This case affected 1 flat.