My partner and I are purchasing our first property. Our solicitor has texted usto see if we want to order extra conveyancing searches. Frankly we in the dark as to what's needed for conveyancing in Colindale
The scope of Colindale conveyancing searches depends entirely on the property, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your knowledge of the region and risks, your general appetite to risk. What is important is that you properly appreciate what information the searches could supply. Then you can make a decision if you personally think you need that information. Where you are unclear, ask your solicitor to offer guidance.
We note that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the TSB conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Colindale?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the TSB conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Colindale.
We are purchasing a newly converted flat in Colindale with a mortgage from Birmingham Midshires.We like our Colindale conveyancing solicitor but Birmingham Midshires informed us his firm is not listed on their approved list of member firms. We have to appoint a Birmingham Midshires panel lawyer or keep our high street solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?
No, not really. The home loan offered to you contains various provisions, one of which will be that lawyers needs to be on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel. in the past, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Birmingham Midshires
We are due to move home in June. Will my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you suggest a removal company in Colindale. Conveyancing firm was found before I stumbled across this website.
On the day of completion you can collect the house keys from the property agent however this can only take place after the sellers lawyers advise the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. After that you can inform the removal company that they can start moving you in. We are not in a position to recommend a particular removal organisation but can help you choose a conveyancing in Colindale or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Colindale.
I am buying a end of terrace house in Colindale. We would like to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will the conveyancing process include investigations to see if these works are prohibited?
Your conveyancer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Colindale can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of changes or necessitated the permission of a 3rd party. Some works call for local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be wise to check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.
We expect to receive a DIP from Coventry BS this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Coventry BS recommend any Colindale solicitors on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Colindale solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Coventry BS through the process.
I have a 4 bedroom Edwardian house in Colindale. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Coventry Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. Is it worth asking Coventry Building Society to clarify?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Colindale and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.