Would the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend handle auction conveyancing in Kensal Rise?
We know of a few niche lawyers we can connect you with those conducting auction conveyancing. Kensal Rise is one of hundreds of locations in which our lawyers have offices.
When looking at consumer advice sites for a recommended lawyer in Kensal Rise, many comment that I must look for a CQS assured solicitor. What is CQS?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's major lenders. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Society for Licensed Conveyancers. Kensal Rise is one of the many areas in England and Wales where there are CQS solicitors.
Me and my brother own a 4 bedroom Georgian property in Kensal Rise. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Yorkshire Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. Is it worth asking Yorkshire Building Society to clarify?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Kensal Rise and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.
How does conveyancing in Kensal Rise differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Kensal Rise approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because developers in Kensal Rise typically purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Kensal Rise or who has acted in the same development.
Is it best to choose a Kensal Rise conveyancing practitioner based in the area that I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can conduct the legal work however his firm is located 200kilometers drive away.
The primary upside of using a local Kensal Rise conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, hand in your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and they were impressed that should surpass using an unknown Kensal Rise conveyancing solicitor just because they are Kensal Rise based.