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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Notting Hill

Can conveyancing in Notting Hill to be done within 28 days?

First, If you are under pressure to complete it is advisable to make sure that your lawyer is familiar with the area as they will make use of local relationships and knowledge. It is possible that they may have conducted previoushouses in the same street. Therefore consider using a Notting Hill conveyancing firm. In addition, be sure that the conveyancing firm is on the member panel. It is believed that nearly one in five of Notting Hill conveyancing transactions are frustrated or derailed after discovering a buyer’s solicitor was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the conveyancing being frustrated by as much as three weeks. It is claimed that this issue affects approximately 100,000 home sales every year. Most Notting Hill conveyancing firms can not represent certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.

When will exchange of contracts occur in residential conveyancing in Notting Hill and do I need to be at the solicitors office?

If you are round the corner to our conveyancing solicitors in Notting Hill you are welcome to come in to sign documents. However, the firms we work with offer a nationwide conveyancing service and provide as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The signing of the contract is not the critical part. A signed contract simply enables the conveyancer to address the formalities when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Notting Hill)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I have been told that property searches are the main reason for hinderance in Notting Hill house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Notting Hill.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Notting Hill. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Notting Hill

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

I am a negotiator for a long established estate agent office in Notting Hill where we see a few flat sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have received contradictory information from local Notting Hill conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can initiate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to purchase the freehold in Notting Hill. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

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

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Notting Hill premises is 2 Grove House 95 Addison Road in October 2013. the Tribunal decided that the premium to bepaid for a new lease is £50,050. This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 68.4 years.

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