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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kingsbury

Me and my partner are due to complete buying a house in Kingsbury but as a result of damage from a small fire at the property I have was able negotiate compensation from the vendor in the sum of £3k in the form of a deduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but HSBC are not allowing this. Why were they involved?

Your conveyancing practitioner being on a HSBC approved list is duty bound to disclose to HSBC of any variations to the sale price. If you prohibit your conveyancing practitioner to disclose the price change to HSBC then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, HSBC and you would have to appoint a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Kingsbury.

In scouring online forums for a high-quality lawyer in Kingsbury, many say that I should use a CQS assured solicitor. What is CQS?

Kingsbury Conveyancing Quality Scheme law firms have been granted accreditation by the law Society CQS was established to establish evidence of quality standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS enables consumers to recognise solicitor firms who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Kingsbury is one of locations in England and Wales in which accredited firms are based. The conveyancing scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Legal Ombudsman.

Have completed on a a semi-detached house in Kingsbury , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Kingsbury conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be sure that my ownership is registered.

As far as conveyancing in Kingsbury registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry have to notify any third parties. At present approximately three quarters of submission are completed within 12 days but some can be subject to protracted delays. Historically registration occurs after the new owner has moved in to the premises so 'speed' is not typically primary concern but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

As co-executor for the estate of my father I am selling a residence in Cardiff but I am based in Kingsbury. My lawyer (who is 200 kilometers from merequires that I execute a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Kingsbury to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are based in Kingsbury

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Kingsbury conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Kingsbury conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you speak with two or three firms including non Kingsbury conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be useful:

    How many lease extensions has the firm carried out in Kingsbury in the last 12 months? If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can a leaseholder make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Kingsbury conveyancing firm to help?

Where there is a missing landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the LVT to decide the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Kingsbury premises is 27B Hillside in February 2010. the resulting premium, all other aspects of the valuation having been agreed between the parties was set at £8,250 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 70.25 years.

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