I am selling my apartment in Ladbroke Grove. Does my conveyancer have to be required to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently currently.
The deeds to our property are lost. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Ladbroke Grove 4 years ago have long since closed. What are my options?
As long as the title is registered the information relating to your ownership will be recorded by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is possible to conduct a search at the Land Registry, find your house and secure up to date copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. If the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally hold a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for a small fee.
How does conveyancing in Ladbroke Grove differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Ladbroke Grove contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because house builders in Ladbroke Grove tend to purchase the land, 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 property lawyers 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 Ladbroke Grove or who has acted in the same development.
I'm refinancing my primary house to a BTL loan with Platform Home Loans Ltd and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a deposit on a second property. The area we are interested in is Ladbroke Grove. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of banks and tie in the transactions?
Do use our comparison tool on this site to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panels. Assuming that they are your lawyer will be able to simultaneously deal with the two transactions but you should talk with you lawyer and communicate your expectations and requirements.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Ladbroke Grove for my home move. Can I check a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
Members of the public can read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.