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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in London

Me and my husband are buying a ground floor flat in London. My property lawyer is not on the bank solicitor panel. Can I still continue with my London conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the bank approved list?

One must have a conveyancing practitioner to deal with the formalities when you need a loan to purchase your home. They will conduct all the relevant due diligence on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage documentation is in order. You may instruct a London property lawyer of your choice. Nevertheless, if the solicitor appointed is not on the bank approved list supplemental fees will arise as separate legal representation will be required by them. Lender panel applications may be submitted, so provided your lawyer has not in the past sought membership they should take the opportunity to apply.

As someone with no idea as to conveyancing in London what’s the number one tip you can give me for the ownership transfer in London

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in London and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for conflict between you and others involved in the home moving process. E.g., the vendor, estate agent and on occasion your mortgage company. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in London is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the transaction whose role it is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

Every so often a potential adversary will try and persuade you that it is in your interests to do things their way. As an example, the property agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your solicitor is wrong. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do take action that is contrary to your conveyancers advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

three months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in London completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in London. I have land on a site which appears to be the ideal answer If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via phone that would be preferable. Should I 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?

My in 2008. He has been married, widowed and is now married again. He will be selling the apartment next winter. I think he will simply be need to provide a copy of his marriage certificates to the conveyancing practitioner however he is anxious it will frustrate the sale of the property. Is it worth updating the title documents for the property?

It is not absolutely necessary to update the title for the property providing you have the evidence required to demonstrate how the change of name has come about.

The buyer’s conveyancer will review the land registry details and need evidence to prove the change of name for example marriage documentation.

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