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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harpenden

Recently contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Harpenden who completed the legal work 18 months ago asking for a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold premises and a freehold property) of similar values with a home loan from Platform Home Loans Ltd. I am now being charged twice the amount. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative property lawyer?

The estimate does seem a little steep. Where you are content to invest time scrutinising costs you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps a hundred pounds. On the other hand, assuming were happy with the assistance the firm offered you maycome to regret choosing an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to be sure that the conveyancer can also act for Platform Home Loans Ltd. Do utilise our search tool to select a Harpenden conveyancing firm on the Platform Home Loans Ltd member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Harpenden.

My husband and I are buying a brand new apartment in Harpenden and my lawyer is telling me that she is duty bound to the lender to disclose incentives from the builder. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I would rather not prolong the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your property lawyer. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

We are planning to move property in August. Should my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you put forward a removal company in Harpenden. Conveyancing lawyer was chosen prior to coming across your site.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to collect the house keys from the property agent however this should only happen when the sellers lawyers confirm to the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be passed over. After that you can inform the removal men that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a specific removal company but can assist you in choosing a conveyancing in Harpenden or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Harpenden.

My wife and I buying a 3 bedroom semi in Harpenden. Our aim is to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will legal work on the property include checks to determine if these alterations are prohibited?

Your property lawyer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Harpenden can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which prevent certain works or necessitated the consent of a 3rd party. Some additions require local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Nationwide. I assume I don't need a Harpenden solicitor on the Nationwide panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Nationwide mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nationwide mortgage from the register. Nationwide, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Nationwide has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Nationwide has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nationwide mortgage has been paid off.

3 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Harpenden completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 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 premises 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.

What does commercial conveyancing in Harpenden cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Harpenden covers a broad range of services, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

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