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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Langley

AssumingI was to purchase a freehold housein Langley for cash and dispense with a survey and no local authority searches how much could I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Langley?

Any savings you would make will be isolated to the costs for searches. The solicitor is obliged to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, liaising with the sellers conveyancer, stamp duty submission, register the title etc. You might save a bit for them not having to register a charge however it won't be significant.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is removed from the Barclays Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Langley?

The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

Do I need to be concerned by brokers that I am dealing with are suggesting a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Langley conveyancing company?

As with lots of professional services, often suggestions from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are lots of people with a vested interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders may recommend lawyers to appoint. On occasion the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are free to appoint your own lawyer. You need to be aware that the majority of lenders specify a panel list of conveyancers you have to use for the mortgage aspect of your home move.

My partner and I may need to rent out our Langley ground floor flat temporarily due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a Langley conveyancing practice in 2001 but they have closed and we did not think at the time seek any advice as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?

Notwithstanding that your previous Langley conveyancing solicitor is no longer around you can review your lease to check if it allows you to sublet the premises. The accepted inference is that if the deeds are silent, subletting is allowed. Quite often there is a prerequisite that you are obliged to obtain permission via your landlord or other appropriate person before subletting. This means that you cannot sublet in the absence of prior permission. The consent should not be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If the lease does not allow you to sublet you should ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

Following years of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Langley. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

if there is a missing freeholder or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the sum to be paid.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision 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 affected 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 69 years.

We have instructed a Langley conveyancing solicitor for our home move (first time buyers) and have spotted in the terms and conditions that they are not covered by the Financial Conduct Authority. Should I be worried or is that usually the case with conveyancer?

We can't see why they should be. Most lawyer don't lend money. You should check that they are governed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, who dictate specific laws covering monies deposited in their bank.

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