This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as a 1st time purchaser of a ground floor flat in Handsworth. Do I pick up the keys to the property on completion from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in Handsworth?
On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Handsworth. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be invited to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen early afternoon.
My wife and I are in the throws of viewing flats in Handsworth and I am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a home loan with Skipton.
You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the EA. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with Skipton, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel.
I had an offer accepted on a house in Handsworth on 13/5/2019, valuation was booked five days after, all came back fine. Property lawyer instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Aldermore and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Aldermore to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Handsworth?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Handsworth. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
About to purchase a new build apartment in Handsworth. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Handsworth
The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please supply a car parking plan. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?
I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Handsworth for my purchase. Is it possible to see a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
You may find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training purposes.
Is planning consent required to change a single dwelling into a couple of flats in Handsworth? This has occurred to a house opposite to a relative in Handsworth and was unaware of it happening until it was done.
Planning permission is required for converting a single dwelling in Handsworth into flats but possibly not for converting back to single dwelling-house so, in answer to your question, yes,a it is needed.