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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ladbroke Grove

Would the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend conduct conveyancing in Ladbroke Grove by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct attended exchanges. Please e-mail us to get a costs illustration and details as to availability.

My wife and I purchased a renovated Edwardian property in Ladbroke Grove. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Coventry Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. Is it worth asking Coventry Building Society to clarify?

You should 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 Ladbroke Grove and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Ladbroke Grove. I have stumble upon a site which looks to be the perfect answer If it is possible to get all the legals done via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Ladbroke Grove. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I am the proprietor of a garden flat in Ladbroke Grove. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Ladbroke Grove conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Ladbroke Grove flat is Flat 1 57 Oxford Gardens in January 2014. the Tribunal decided that the premium to be paidfor a new lease is £61,650.00. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 60 years.

Why can I not complete our conveyancing in Ladbroke Grove on Easter Monday?

Because on completion the sale price will pass between the banks of the purchaser and seller's lawyer and currently this can only occur on a business day. It is not possible to complete on a saturday or sunday either.

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