I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to leave my rented flat in Barnet by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. Is it possible to complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice for your lease unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not already done so, speak to your lawyer and ask them to they seek the assistance the other solicitors, try to an acceptable time-line that everyone will aim towards
We are purchasing a victorian detached house in Barnet. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve enquiries to ascertain if these works are permitted?
Your property lawyer will review the deeds as conveyancing in Barnet can sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain alterations or require the consent of a 3rd party. Many works require local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
Is it correct that all Barnet CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Skipton conveyancing panel?
It is true that some banks and building societies now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their panels.
When it comes to lenders such as Yorkshire BS, do Barnet conveyancers have to pay an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may impact a commercial property in Barnet?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Barnet will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Barnet. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Barnet.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Barnet it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Barnet commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Barnet.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Barnet is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?
Flying freeholds in Barnet are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Barnet you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Barnet may determine 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 residence.
How much experience do your Barnet conveyancing solicitors have with Help To Buy, Shared Equity and similar schemes?
Barnet conveyancing lawyers help thousands of people move home every year and helped plenty of clients through the Help To Buy scheme. The chances are that whatever makes your case unique Barnet conveyancers have worked on recent similar cases.