Recently been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Hendon who conducted the legals two years ago asking for a conveyancing quote based on an identical type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold residence and a freehold premises) of similar values with a mortgage from Skipton Building Society. I am now being quoted twice the amount. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. If you shop around you may be able to shave off some of the cost by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, if you were happy with the legal work the firm gave you couldlive to rue choosing an an unknown solicitor. Don't forget to check that the solicitor can represent Skipton Building Society. Do utilise our search tool to get a quote a Hendon conveyancing firm on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Hendon.
I am assisting my mother sell her flat in Hendon. Does the solicitor commission an energy performance certificate or should I organise this?
Following the abolition of HIPs, EPC’s became a required element of selling a property. An EPC needs to be to hand in advance of the property being marketed. This is not a task that solicitors ordinarily organise. If you are using a Hendon conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange energy assessments due to their relationships with reputable Hendon assessors
I am buying a end of terrace house in Hendon. The intention is to an extension at the rear at the house.Will legal work on the property involve enquiries to ascertain if these works were previously refused?
Your conveyancer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Hendon will sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit categories of alterations or require the consent of another owner. Many extensions 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.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Coventry BS. Hendon conveyancing solicitors were chosen. How long does it take for Coventry BS to forward the offer to the property lawyer?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Coventry BS completed the valuation? Have you advised Coventry BS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Hendon. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hendon
Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please supply a car parking plan. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Hendon is where the house is located. Can you offer any assistance?
Flying freeholds in Hendon are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Hendon you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hendon may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
Myself and my fiance have recently had an offer accepted on a flat and had meeting on Tuesday with the Post Office for the mortgage. They have informed me that when it comes to selecting a solicitor that unless they are on their approved list of conveyancing practitioners then we will be subject to an an additional fee of £250+. This is is due to the fact that they would then have to instruct a property lawyer to act on their behalf as well as the one we select for ourselves and we will be on the hook for their costs. I have requested the Post Office to provide me with a list so I can obtain estimates only from their approved lawyers but was told that I need to check with each individual solicitor to see if they are on the panel. Is there a list online?
Ask the Post Office what their panel criteria is for a solicitor.Thereafter ask the solicitor of your choice whether they fit that criteria and have they acted on mortgages for the Post Office historically. If the answer to those is yes, then just double check with the Post Office. Alternatively please use our search tool and we should be able to identify a solicitor in Hendon on the approved list for the Post Office.