Is it realistic for conveyancing in Barnsbury to be completed in less than 3 weeks?
In a situation where the seller is applying a tight deadline to sign contracts it is advisable to make sure that your solicitor is familiar with the location as they will benefit local contacts and intelligence. It is even conceivable that they would have transacted previoushouses in the same road. You would be best advised to use a Barnsbury conveyancing solicitor. Second, be sure that the conveyancing firm is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is said that nearly one in five of Barnsbury conveyancing deals are delayed or jeopardised after finding out that a purchaser’s solicitor was not on their mortgage lender’s list of approved solicitors. This can often result in the home move being held up by an average of 21 days. It is claimed that this issue impacts approximately 100,000 home sales every year. Most Barnsbury conveyancing firms can not represent certain banks so do check at the outset.
We are buying a apartment in Barnsbury. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we have to send our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
My wife and I are in the throws of looking at flats in Barnsbury and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a solicitor in place at this stage? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Santander.
It would be prudent to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the selling agent. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with Santander, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel.
I have paid off my mortgage with Yorkshire BS. I assume I don't need a Barnsbury solicitor on the Yorkshire BS panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Yorkshire BS mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Yorkshire BS mortgage from the register. Yorkshire BS, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Yorkshire BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Yorkshire BS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Barnsbury I like with open areas and railway links nearby, however it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Barnsbury in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.
We're first time buyers - agreed a price, but the property agent told us that the seller will only move forward if we instruct the agent's chosen conveyancers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a high street solicitor used to conveyancing in Barnsbury
It is highly unlikely the vendors are driving this. Should the seller want ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to use your preferred Barnsbury conveyancing firm - rather thanthose that will provide their estate agent a introducer fee or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by senior management.
Why can I not complete our conveyancing in Barnsbury on a bank holiday?
Because on completion the funds will pass between the banks of the purchaser and owner’s conveyancer and currently this can only happen on a business day. So you can't complete on a weekend either.