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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Northfield

Completed the sale of my flat in Northfield last March but our buyer keeps calling daily to say their conveyancer needs to hear from myconveyancer. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

Post completion of your sale your solicitor should deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Where appropriate, your solicitor should also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been discharged to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion tasks peculiar conveyancing in Northfield.

We are purchasing a property in Northfield. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to send our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Northfield. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Having exchanged you will need to find a conveyancing lawyer soon as you are facing a tight deadline in which to complete the property. Every auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding legal pack. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the conveyancing papers should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork specific to leasehold premises. You need to give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Northfield. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Santander have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that your lender is Santander your lawyer must comply with the formal instructions contained in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Santander. The CML Handbook stipulates minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Santander where a lease does not satisfy these specifications. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Northfield.

Just bought a terraced house in Northfield , how long should it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Northfield conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be sure the registration is concluded.

As far as conveyancing in Northfield is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any third persons or bodies. At present in the region of 80% of submission are completed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Registration takes place once the new owner is living at the premises thus an expedited registration is not usually top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

My step-father has recommend that I instruct his conveyancers in Northfield. Do I follow his guidance?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Northfield conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to select a conveyancing solicitor is to have recommendations from friends or family who have previously instructed the solicitor that you are are thinking of instructing.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Northfield conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Northfield conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you speak with several firms including non Northfield conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be useful:

    What volume of lease extensions has the firm completed in Northfield in the last twenty four months? How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation?

Northfield Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before buying

    Many Northfield leasehold apartments will have a service charge for maintenance of the block levied by the landlord. If you buy the property you will have to pay this amount, normally periodically during the year. This may be anything from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. In all probability there will be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, ordinarily this is not a exorbitant figure, say about £50-£100 but you need to check it because on occasion it can be surprisingly expensive. What prohibitions are there in the Northfield Lease? Be sure to find out if the the lease contains any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example it is fairly common in Northfield leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in Northfield. If you like the flatin Northfield but your dog is not allowed to move with you then you will be faced difficult choice.

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