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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Islington

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Islington. My lender is Virgin

Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 14/7/2019, the requirements read as follows :

What will a local search reveal regarding the house I am purchasing in Islington?

Islington conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searchflow The local search is essential in every Islington conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.

three months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Islington completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Islington for my remortgage. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

You can see published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded call for training requirements.

When it comes to my conveyancing in Islington should I be charged VAT on the following: (1) Land reg fee on purchase (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on purchase (4) Bank TT fee

(1) Land reg fee on purchase - No (2) Pre - completion search fees -No, (such conveyancing searches are HMLR ones and means £4 and possibly £2 bankruptcy per name on your mortgage) (3) SDLT E submission on your purchase - There is no VAT on Stamp Duty. However if the firm is charging a stamp duty e-submission fee as part of their services - some Islington conveyancers do - that will incur VAT(4) Bank transfer fee - Yes it is for the property lawyer's time in submitting the funds this way.

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