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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Langley

I was referred a solicitor who has sent a quote for £1150 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Langley. I am hoping to sell a modern house for £300,000. Is this overpriced? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Langley?

The charges are a tad high. If you shop around you could reduce the fees slightly by as much as £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you couldcome to rue choosing an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to ensure that the firm can also act for your lender. You can utilise our comparison tool to locate a Langley conveyancing practice on the banks member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Langley.

My fiance and I intend to purchase a 3 bedroom apartment in Langley with a loan from National Westminster Bank.We like our Langley conveyancing lawyer but National Westminster Bank informed us he's not on their approved list of firms. We have to appoint a National Westminster Bank panel firm or keep our local solicitor and pay for a National Westminster Bank panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The loan issued to you is subject to its terms and conditions, a common one being that solicitors must be on the National Westminster Bank solicitor panel. in the past, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for National Westminster Bank

I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Langley. I now require my file but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Langley of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

My father has suggested that I appoint his conveyancers in Langley. Should I choose my own property lawyer?

There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek guidance from friends or family who have previously instructed the firm that you are considering.

I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agency in Langley where we have witnessed a number of flat sales derailed due to short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Langley conveyancing solicitors. Could you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Following years of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Langley. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Langley conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Langley flat is 164 Nestles Avenue in October 2013. The tribunal agreed with the proposed price of £20,158 for the freehold and determined that that sum is the amount to be paid into court This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 69 years.

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