I am buying a semi-detached house in Chipping Barnet. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Chipping Barnet you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Chipping Barnet.
The deeds to my home are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Chipping Barnet 5 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?
In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your lawyer will be aware exactly where to find all the appropriate paperwork so you can purchase or dispose of your house without a hitch. If copies can’t be located, your conveyancer can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against possible claims on your property.
I am buying a new build house in Chipping Barnet benefiting from help to buy. The developers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The house builders rep told me not to tell my conveyancer about the extras as it could put at risk my mortgage with Skipton Building Society. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.
I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Chipping Barnet. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.
Assuming the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Chipping Barnet - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
I am the leaseholder of a ground-floor 1950’s flat in Chipping Barnet. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium due for a lease extension?
Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Chipping Barnet conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Chipping Barnet property is Flat 2 2 Netherfield Road in April 2010. The Tribunale held that premium payable for a 90 year extension to the existing Lease should be £7,705. This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 76 years.
Living abroad it is not practicable to travel my Chipping Barnet conveyancing lawyers office to sign documents connected to my conveyancing in Chipping Barnet – will this be problematic?
No. Chipping Barnet conveyancing solicitors can undertake home moves for clients throughout the rest of the country. You are unlikely to be required to meet your lawyer in the flesh at a Chipping Barnet conveyancers office. They can deal with all communications through post, email, telephone and fax.