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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pentonville

I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and have to leave my rented apartment in Pentonville by 11/9/2019. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Can I complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?

It is unwise to give notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not previously done so, speak to your conveyancer and request that they cajole the sellers solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will aim to achieve

We are selling our home in Pentonville and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Pentonville conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed an internet conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Pentonville. Having lived in Pentonville for six years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. 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 health insurance to cover that same sickness)

My wife and I have a semi-detached Georgian house in Pentonville. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Leeds Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Pentonville and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

I am using a search engine for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Pentonville it shows results of many property lawyersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancing solicitor for my move?

The ideal way of finding a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so enquire of colleagues and family who have bought a property in Pentonville or the reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Pentonville vary, so it's sensible to secure at least four costs illustrations from varying types of law firms. Be sure to seek confirmation that the fees are fixed.

I purchased a flat in Pentonville last 13/4/2018 and to date it is still not registered with HMLR. It is part of a new estate and my solicitor told me that it can take over a year to register. I have spoken with HM Land Registry directly and they say that the initial application was cancelled due to failure to reply to requisitions. What can I do?

It is your property lawyer that you really need to get in touch with in order to satisfy any issues which have arisen as part of the registration formalities for your Pentonville property. Normal Pentonville conveyancing practice includes an undertaking on the part of the seller's property lawyer that they will assist in resolving any requisition raised by HMLR so it may be a case of taking action to enforce that undertaking in some way.

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