Do conveyancers request an advanced payment for my conveyancing in Primrose Hill?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Primrose Hill your lawyer will ask you place them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Generally this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is as part of the sale price then this will be asked for immediately in advance of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed should be transferred a few days prior to the day of completion.
My grandmother passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Primrose Hill. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £8000. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Kent Reliance, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?
If you intend to refinance then Kent Reliance will require that you use a conveyancer on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Kent Reliance conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Kent Reliance mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I am assisting my niece sell her property in Primrose Hill. Will the conveyancing solicitor order an EPC or should I organise this?
Following the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s remained a compulsory component of moving house. An energy performance certificate needs to be commissioned before the property is advertised. It is not a task that law firms ordinarily arrange. If you are using a Primrose Hill conveyancing lawyer they may be willing to arrange energy assessments given their relationships with long established local providers
About to purchase maisonette in Primrose Hill. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Primrose Hill property lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Primrose Hill solicitor having made sure that they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Nationwide will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nationwide will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Primrose Hill postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Primrose Hill.
What can a local search inform me regarding the house I am buying in Primrose Hill?
Primrose Hill conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example PSG The local search is essential in every Primrose Hill conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic sections.
I am four weeks into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to a firm by the estate agent to execute conveyancing in Primrose Hill. I am not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?
A lawyer would have to be very poor to suggest changing them. Has your loan offer been sent? If so you must advise them of the new contact details and ensure the loan are issued to the new lawyers. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid supplemental fees and delays. So that should be your first question of the new solicitors. The find a solicitor tool can assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Primrose Hill