When will exchange of contracts take place for domestic conveyancing in Brent Cross and do I need to be at the conveyancers office?
If you are local to our conveyancing solicitors in Brent Cross you are welcome to come in to sign documents. That being said, the firms we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is necessary for the conveyancer to address the formalities at the suitable time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Brent Cross)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
Are the BSA intent on creating a searchable register to list practices on the Earl Shilton BS conveyancing panel for instance in Brent Cross?
We have not been informed any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a register.
My partner and I are downsizing from our house in Brent Cross and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A high street Brent Cross conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers used an online conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Brent Cross. Having lived in Brent Cross for three years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I moved into my flat on 4 June and my personal details is not yet on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Brent Cross advises it should be registered in less than a month. Are properties in Brent Cross uniquely lengthy to register?
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Brent Cross registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry have to notify any other persons or bodies. At present approximately 80% of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Registration occurs once the new owner has moved in to the property so post completion formalities is not typically primary concern but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.
I am purchasing my first flat in Brent Cross with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The estate agent told me not reveal to my lawyer about this deal as it would put at risk my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.