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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Colney Hatch

We have rather pushy sellers who has recommended a lock out contract with a non-refundable deposit of 5k. Are such contracts appropriate for Colney Hatch conveyancing transactions?

Exclusivity agreements are contracts between a home owner and purchaser giving the buyer the sole right to purchase the premises within an agreed time frame. For all intents and purposes, an exclusivity is a document specifying that you will be issued with a contract at a later date being the main conveyancing contract. It is generally used for buyer confidence though in many situations, the proprietor may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are many positives and negatives to having them but you should to check with your conveyancer but beware that it may result in incurring more in conveyancing charges. In light of these reasons these agreements are rare in relation to conveyancing in Colney Hatch.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Colney Hatch is more expensive?

Colney Hatch leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving appropriate notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

I am considering applying for a Leeds Building Society mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Colney Hatch with 70% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Leeds Building Society ?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel, but Leeds Building Society would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same transaction.

Is it the case that all Colney Hatch CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel?

A selection of banks and building societies now utilise the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their approved list of firms.

Is there a list of UBS panel conveyancers in Colney Hatch on the Building Society Association’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such tool on the CML or Building Society Association websites. A small selection of lenders make their panel listings visible online. If you are looking for a Colney Hatch lawyer on the UBS please make the most of our tool.

Is it the case that all Colney Hatch conveyancing solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. Some lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be governed by the CLC.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could impact a commercial estate in Colney Hatch?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Colney Hatch will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Colney Hatch. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Colney Hatch.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Colney Hatch it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Colney Hatch commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Colney Hatch.

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