Do the conveyancing lawyers identified via your search tool execute attended exchange conveyancing in London?
We do have a number of conveyancing specialists carrying out one day exchanges. You should e-mail us to secure a fee calculation and details as to dates.
It is a dozen years since I acquired my house in London. Conveyancing solicitors have just been retained on the sale but I am unable to locate my deeds. Is this a problem?
You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be kept by your lender or they could still be with the lawyers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly the chances are that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in London involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.
My flat in London is up for sale and I have accepted an offer. Will the conveyancer need to be required to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Co-operative 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 specifications fairly frequently at the moment.
I am assisting my step-mother sell her house in London. Does the solicitor commission the EPC or it is for the owner to coordinate?
Following the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was left as a mandatory component of moving house. An EPC should be to hand prior to the property being advertised. This is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors normally organise. Where you are instructing a London conveyancing solicitor they might help arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with long established local accredited person
My partner and I have arranged the release of further monies on our home loan from Co-operative as we want to conduct a loft conversion to our house in London. Do we need to appoint a bricks and mortar London solicitor on the Co-operative conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Co-operative don't usually appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Co-operative panel.
I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local London solicitor - who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Coventry BS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Coventry BS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own London surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business property in London and how can you help?
The 1954 Act provides a safeguard to business leaseholders, granting the dueness to make a request to court for a renewal tenancy and continue in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. London is one of the numerous areas of the UK in which the firms we work with have offices