I am intent on selling our house in Putney and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Putney lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed a nationwide conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Putney. We have lived in Putney for three years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You must 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 life insurance to cover that same sickness)
Me and my brother have a terraced Georgian house in Putney. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Clydesdale. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Putney and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Putney is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Putney are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Putney you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Putney may determine 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 property.
How simple is it to switch solicitor as I have to retain a firm on the Barclays Direct conveyancing panel. I hired a local conveyancing solicitor in Putney round the corner but she is not accepted by Barclays Direct
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Putney on the Barclays Direct panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Putney. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Putney.
I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased mother’s Will, with a property in Putney which is to be marketed. The property has never been registered at the Land Registry and I'm told that many estate agents will insist that it is done before they will move forward. What's the mechanism for this?
In the situation that you have set out it seems prudent to apply to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. HMLR’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and official copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.