We note that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Burnt Oak?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Burnt Oak.
Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Burnt Oak?
There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Burnt Oak and Solicitor partnerships in Burnt Oak who provide Conveyancing services It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. The two can handle other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.
I just acquired a house at auction in Burnt Oak. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?
Given that you are now exchanged you must instruct a conveyancing lawyer soon as you now have a pending a fixed date to complete the conveyancing. An auction property should have an associated auction set of papers. This will include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the legal pack may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork pertinent to leasehold premises. You should pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that you have funds organised to complete on the on the contractual date .
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Burnt Oak lawyer having checked that they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Bank of Ireland will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Bank of Ireland will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Burnt Oak surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
The deeds to my home can not be found. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Burnt Oak 5 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?
Gone are the days when you need to hold title original deeds to evidence that you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
I opted to have a survey completed on a house in Burnt Oak in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Burnt Oak. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Burnt Oak especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Burnt Oak.
I only have Seventy years left on my flat in Burnt Oak. I need to extend my lease but my freeholder is missing. What are my options?
On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to find the lessor. For most situations a specialist may be helpful to try and locate and prepare an expert document which can be used as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a conveyancer in relation to proving the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court overseeing Burnt Oak.
I am the leaseholder of a ground floor flat in Burnt Oak. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum payable for a lease extension?
Where there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to arrive at the price payable.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Burnt Oak property is 20 Orchard Court Stonegrove in June 2009. The tribunal decided that a premium of £11,040 should be payable for the new lease This case was in relation to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 71.55 years.