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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Northolt

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Northolt?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Northolt. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Northolt is the location of the property. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Northolt are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Northolt you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Northolt may ascertain 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 residence.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Northolt for my purchase. Is there any facility to see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

Anyone may read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training purposes.

I have just appointed agents to market my basement flat in Northolt. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have recently received a quarterly service charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is discharge the maintenance contribution as usual because all rents and maintenance charges should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I am the registered owner of a a ground floor purpose built flat in Northolt. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium due for a lease extension?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Northolt conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Northolt premises is GFF 1 Holyrood Avenue in May 2014. The Tenant wished to acquire a new (extended) lease and applied to the Willesden County Court who granted a vesting order on 20* March2013. The Tribunal decied that the premium to be paid was £9,062 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 79 years.

It has taken forever and a day but a mortgage offer from a lender for the remortgage of my 4 bedroom apartment is coming by the end of next week. Could you suggest a cheap remortgage conveyancing law firm in Northolt ?

You have come to the wrong place to search for the cheapest conveyancing in Northolt. We can offer you value for money conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing brokers offering £99 conveyancing in Northolt.At best, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get what you pay for and at worst you will end up paying a lot in extras and still not receive the service required.

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