Finally the sale completed on my house in Penn last February yet the purchaser is Skype messaging daily to moan that her lawyer needs to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?
After completion of your disposal your conveyancer is duty bound to send the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also confirm that the mortgage has been paid off to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion steps peculiar conveyancing in Penn.
My lawyer in Penn is not listed on the National Westminster Bank Solicitor Panel. Can I still continue with my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the National Westminster Bank panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
Your options are as follows:
- Carry on with your existing Penn solicitors but National Westminster Bank will need to instruct a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall conveyancing charges and cause delays.
- Get a new solicitor to to deal with the purchase, remembering to check they are on the National Westminster Bank panel
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Penn. Now, I need my files but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Penn of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
About to purchase a new build flat in Penn. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Penn
Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.
We are in the process of buying a house in Penn. Can our solicitor keep our purchase price private from sites such as Zoopla. How could this be achieved ?
HM Land Registry as a matter of law obliged to disclose price sold data on a register of the title for residential properties countrywide including homes in Penn. The register of ownership is an open document, so HM Land Registry would be breaching their statutory obligations if they did not permit access to the register.
In essence you can ask HM Land Registry to hide the price paid data but the response will be a No.