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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Henlow

Having sold my house in Henlow last June but our buyer keeps calling every few hours complaining that his solicitor needs to hear from myconveyancer. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

Following your sale your conveyancer should deliver the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also confirm that the home loan has been discharged to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks peculiar conveyancing in Henlow.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to attend the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Henlow so that I can attend their offices if necessary.

Whereas this was necessary 12 years ago, most lenders no longer oblige their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. It will still be necessary for you to hand over ID documents and there are still manifest benefits to choosing a locally based solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Henlow.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Henlow. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Now that you have exchanged you must hire the services of a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of priority as you now have a pending a drop dead date to complete the transaction. An auction property will ordinarily have an associated legal set of papers. This should include evidence of title and search results. In the case of leasehold property the conveyancing papers may include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation pertinent to leasehold premises. You need to give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that your finances are in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

I am expecting a OIP from Nationwide this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nationwide recommend any Henlow solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Henlow solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Nationwide through the process.

It is unclear whether my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Henlow bank branch on numerous occasions and was advised it wasn't an issue and they will lend. My Henlow conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told they would not lend in accordance with their specific requirements. Who do I believe?

Provided that the lawyer is on the lender panel, she or he must follow the CML Handbook conditions for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

The deeds to my house can not be found. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Henlow 4 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?

Gone are the days when you need to hold title original deeds to establish that you are the owner of your registered land or property, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

I would like to sublet my leasehold apartment in Henlow. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Even though your previous Henlow conveyancing lawyer is no longer available you can review your lease to see if it allows you to sublet the property. The rule is that if the deeds are silent, subletting is permitted. There may be a precondition that you need to obtain consent via your landlord or some other party in advance of subletting. This means that you cannot sublet without first obtaining consent. Such consent must not not be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If the lease does not allow you to sublet you should ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

Henlow Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    In the main the outlay for major works tend not to be built into the maintenance charges, although there some managing agents in Henlow require leasehold owners to pay into a reserve fund created for the specific intention of building a fund for larger works. How many years remain on the lease? This information is helpful as a) areas could result in problems in the block as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate where services are not paid for b) if the tenants have an issue with the running of the building you will want to have all the details

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