What is the best way to find the right lawyer to supply a 1st class service for our conveyancing in West Hendon?
First ask your friends and family who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.
Option 2 is to search the web for conveyancing in West Hendon. Call two or three from the list and invite them to email you their conveyancing fee calculations and speak to the lawyer who will handle your legal process beforemaking your decision.
Third is to use our search tool to help you find the right solicitors taking into account your own expectations including location,speed, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Don't take the bait of low cost conveyancing in West Hendon
Our West Hendon conveyancer has identified a difference between the information in the home valuation survey and what is revealed within the title deeds. My lawyer informs me that he is duty bound to check that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s approach right?
Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
We note that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our own conveyancing in West Hendon?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in West Hendon.
Me and my brother have a semi-detached Victorian property in West Hendon. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and TSB. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. Is it worth asking TSB to clarify?
You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be 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 West Hendon and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with your conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.
I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one near me in West Hendon I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it's only got 52 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in West Hendon for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am selling a residence in Neath but I am based in West Hendon. My conveyancer (approximately 250 miles from meneeds me to sign a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in West Hendon who can witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are West Hendon based