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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kentish Town

My partner’s step-father is a solicitor. I hope that I'll be able to get mate’s rates for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of figure would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Kentish Town?

Do contrast pricing. Make use of our comparison tool on this page. You will notice that prices seem to be different but service levels do differ between solicitors as is true with most professions.

We are buying a property in Kentish Town. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to send money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I am helping my aunt sell her flat in Kentish Town. Will the solicitor arrange the energy assessment or it is for the owner to coordinate?

Following the abolition of HIPs, energy performance certificates was maintained a mandatory part of moving house. An energy assessment should be to hand prior to the property being put on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. Where you are instructing a Kentish Town conveyancing lawyer they may help arrange energy performance certificates given their relationships with long established local assessors

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Kentish Town. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

Should our solicitor be asking questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Kentish Town.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in Kentish Town. Plenty of people will purchase a property in Kentish Town, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that can be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Kentish Town. The conventional set of property information forms given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a usual question of the owner to determine if the property has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer may bring a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate reply. A buyer’s lawyers may also conduct an enviro report. This should indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries should be made.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my home are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Kentish Town 5 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?

Gone are the days when you need to hold title deeds to establish that you own the land or premises, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

How does conveyancing in Kentish Town differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Kentish Town approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Kentish Town typically acquire the real estate, 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 Kentish Town or who has acted in the same development.

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