What does a local search tell me about the house we're purchasing in London?
London conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example PSG The local search is essential in every London conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search will supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my home are lost. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in London 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
Assuming you have a registered title the details of your proprietorship will be held by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to perform a search at the Land Registry, find your property and obtain current copies of the property title for less than a fiver. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally retain a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for twenty pounds.
Is it simple use your search tool to locate a conveyancing lawyer in London on the panel for my mortgage?
First select a mortgage company such as Barclays , Leeds Building Society or Bank of Ireland then choose your location for instance London. Conveyancing firms in London and beyond will then be listed.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a house in Neath but reside in London. My lawyer (approximately 260 miles from merequires that I execute a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in London to attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are London based
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near London being on the lender conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for our bank?
We do not recommend specific London firms as the right London conveyancing firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with London knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..