We are looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Holborn who is on the Co-operative solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Co-operative . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Holborn.
My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Holborn. I need to find out if they are accepted on the Halifax conveyancing panel. Can you advise?
You should e-mail the solicitor and enquire if they can act for the lender. Otherwise you can get in touch with Halifax who may be able to confirm.
I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of delay in Holborn conveyancing transactions. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Holborn.
Have purchased a a semi-detached house in Holborn , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my ownership? My Holborn conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to check the land registry aspects are concluded.
As far as conveyancing in Holborn registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in the country. Rather than based on location, timeframes can vary subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any interested parties. Currently in the region of three quarters of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Historically registration takes place once the buyer is living at the premises therefore post completion formalities is not usually top priority yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Holborn I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Holborn suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be problematic. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.