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Ready to buy a new home in Colindale? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Colindale transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Colindale

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Colindale is more expensive?

In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Colindale and elsewhere usually involve extra due diligence compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes reviewing the lease, communicating with the landlord concerning serving required notices, procuring up-to-date service charge and management information, securing the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first granted.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Colindale. My lender is The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 10/1/2021, the requirements read as follows :

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Colindale

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Colindale and Solicitor practices in Colindale to choose from 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. Both can handle associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Nottingham as we wish to carry out improvements to our home in Colindale. Do we need to choose a local Colindale solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Nottingham would not normally instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nottingham list.

Planning on purchasing a flat in Colindale. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Colindale solicitor is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

I have todaybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Colindale for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to check if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Colindale conveyancing specialists.

I am purchasing a new build house in Colindale benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The house builders rep told me not reveal to my lawyer about the extras as it will put at risk my mortgage with Coventry Building Society. Should I keep quiet?.

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.

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