We are purchasing a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Holland Park who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Holland Park.
A relative informed me that in buying a property in Holland Park there may be a number of restrictions preventing external changes to a property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Holland Park which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Holland Park should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Holland Park conveyancer having checked that they are on the Santander conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Santander will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Santander will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Holland Park surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
Bank of Ireland have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a house in Holland Park has been accepted, what happens next?
Your property agent will wish to be informed of your solicitor's details (be sure the conveyancers are on the lender’s approved list). Call up Bank of Ireland or your broker and finish off any appropriate documentation. Bank of Ireland will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or vendor to schedule an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week to get a mortgage offer. Bank of Ireland will issue the offer to you and your solicitors. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Holland Park.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Holland Park is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Holland Park are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Holland Park you would need to get your solicitor to go 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 Holland Park may decide 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 residence.
My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the agent told us that the seller will only go ahead if we instruct their preferred lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Holland Park
It is improbable the sellers are driving this. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to use your preferred Holland Park conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will give the estate agent a commission or achieve conveyancing targets set by head office.
What is the reason for my conveyancer requiring various items of ID ahead of starting my conveyancing in Holland Park?
Holland Park conveyancers are obliged by the Law Society, SRA, the Land Registry and current AML Regulations to certify that the have verified the identity of their clients. It will also be a requirement of your mortgage offer. In addition they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to SDLT and need to have information such as your full names, national insurance number and DOB.