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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in London Colney

Last May we completed a house move in London Colney. We have since encountered a number of issues with the property which we suspect were missed in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been ordered for conveyancing in London Colney?

It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are unique to conveyancing in London Colney. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken as part of the buying process are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor answers a questionnaire referred to as a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers is inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in London Colney.

We are selling our home in London Colney and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in London Colney. Having lived in London Colney for six years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. London Colney is the location of the property. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in London Colney are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in London Colney you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in London Colney may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in London Colney for my house move. Can I check a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

Members of the public may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded telephone calls for training requirements.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £350,000 apartment in London Colney in 5 days. The managing agents has quoted £300 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in London Colney?

For most leasehold sales in London Colney conveyancing will involve, questions about the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Completing pre-exchange enquiries Where consent is required before sale in London Colney Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for London Colney leasehold property is £350. For London Colney conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to provide the information.

Leasehold Conveyancing in London Colney - Examples of Questions you should consider before buying

    Who are the managing agents? Is the freehold owned jointly by the leaseholders? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments?

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