Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Canonbury even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance where I wish to acquire a shop in Canonbury with a mortgage from HSBC Bank?
The service is mainly used to help choose residential conveyancing solicitors in Canonbury but we have set out at the bottom of this page a selection of Canonbury commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the firm directly to see if they can also act for HSBC Bank
My wife and I are purchasing a apartment in Canonbury. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we will need to send our life savings into their account. What is the protection 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.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Canonbury. I have a mortgage offer with Virgin Money. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Virgin Money, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.
I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Nationwide. Is it usual for Nationwide to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Canonbury is approved on their conveyancing panel? Nationwide have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Nationwide to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
My colleague suggested that if I am buying in Canonbury I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Canonbury conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Canonbury around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Canonbury.
My husband and I are one month into a freehold purchase having been recommend to solicitors by the selling agent to do our conveyancing in Canonbury. We are not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?
They would have to be very poor in order to consider changing them. Has the loan offer been generated? If so you will need to make them aware of the new lawyer and ensure the offer are re-issued. Your conveyancer needs to be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid escalating expenses and delays. That should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool can help you find a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Canonbury
There are a lot of houses in Canonbury on private lanes. We are purchasing one such property. What are the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a property on a privately owned road?
Canonbury conveyancing lawyers are well versed in dealing houseson unadopted roads. The conveyancing practitioner should review the Land Registry data to identify any rights or responsibilities. It is possible that there is a residents association that proprietors pay into to maintain the road. Where one exists, the road should be maintained and look nicer than publicly owned.