A colleague recommended that if I am buying in Clerkenwell I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Clerkenwell conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Clerkenwell around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Clerkenwell Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Clerkenwell Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Clerkenwell.
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Clerkenwell prior to instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks will not give a mortgage on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Clerkenwell. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Clerkenwell especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Clerkenwell.
Am I right to be suspicious about estate agents that I am dealing with are suggesting an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Clerkenwell conveyancing company?
As with many service providers, often referrals from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are numerous parties with a vested interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may recommend solicitors to instruct. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to select your own lawyer. You need to be aware that most mortgage providers operate an approved list of solicitors you have to use for the lender aspect of your home move.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am selling a residence in Swansea but live in Clerkenwell. My conveyancer (who is 250 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a stat dec prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Clerkenwell who can attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Clerkenwell
I am due to consider quotes for conveyancing in Clerkenwell from numerous property lawyer and choose one. Do I get them to hold tight until I I have an offer accepted on a flat.
We suggest that you wait to ask your conveyancer to open a file and submit searches once the sales memo has been sent by the selling agent particularly as Clerkenwell conveyancing searches are a couple of hundred pounds.