Me and my fiance are buying a 3 bedroom apartment in Highbury with a mortgage. We have a Highbury lawyer, but the lender says he's not on their "panel". It appears that we have little choice but to appoint one of the mortgage company panel conveyancing practices or continue with our Highbury property lawyer and pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. We regard this is inequitable; is there anything we can do?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Highbury conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.
I am looking to buy a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Highbury who is on the Lloyds TSB Bank solicitor. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Lloyds TSB Bank in certain locations such as Highbury. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Highbury. I now require my file but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Highbury of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
What tools are available to identify a Highbury law firm on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am willing to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the search on this website. Please select a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Highbury conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have detailed some Highbury conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can contact them to verify if they are on the Chelsea Building Society panel
I wish to rent out my leasehold flat in Highbury. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?
Notwithstanding that your previous Highbury conveyancing solicitor is not available you can review your lease to check if you are permitted to let out the apartment. The rule is that if the deeds are silent, subletting is allowed. There may be a precondition that you are obliged to seek consent from your landlord or other appropriate person in advance of subletting. The net result is you not allowed to sublet without prior permission. Such consent must not not be unreasonably withheld. If the lease prohibits you from letting out the property you should ask your landlord for their consent.
Following years of dialogue we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Highbury. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Highbury conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Highbury property is Lower Flat 16A Beatty Road in September 2012. The premium payable was £13,577. The terms of the lease has been agreed between the Applicants and the First Respondent and the Tribunal did not seek to disturb that agreement. This case affected 1 flat.