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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Colindale

Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Colindale even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance if I wish to acquire a shop in Colindale with a mortgage from Barclays ?

Our search tool is primarily there to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Colindale but we have listed at the end of this page a selection of Colindale commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the solicitors directly to check if they can also act for Barclays

Should my conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Colindale.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Colindale. Plenty of people will acquire a property in Colindale, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which will figure out the risks in Colindale. The conventional set of property information forms supplied to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard question of the owner to determine whether the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that the property has been flooded in past which is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser may bring a claim for damages resulting from an incorrect response. A buyer’s lawyers may also order an enviro search. This should higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be carried out.

It has been 4 months following my purchase conveyancing in Colindale took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Colindale differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Colindale contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because house builders in Colindale tend to buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Colindale or who has acted in the same development.

Back In 2002, I bought a leasehold house in Colindale. Conveyancing and Leeds Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Colindale who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

First make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Colindale conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in negotiating a lease extension in Colindale. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Colindale conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Colindale premises is 27B Hillside in February 2010. the resulting premium, all other aspects of the valuation having been agreed between the parties was set at £8,250 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 70.25 years.

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