I am about to exchange on the purchase of a house in South West London but as a consequence of wreckage from the recent storms I have was able negotiate compensation from the seller of £3k taking the form of a adjustment in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of amending the contract yet UBS will not agree to this. Why were they informed?
Your lawyer being on the UBS approved list is required to disclose to UBS of any amendments to the sale price. If you prohibit your solicitor to disclose the price change to UBS then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, UBS and you would have to appoint a new conveyancing practitioner for your conveyancing in South West London.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in South West London?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in South West London. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Taking into account that I will soon part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a terraced house in South West London I would like to have a conversation with the conveyancer concerning thehouse move prior to giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
This is something that we encourage - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the conveyancer due to be conducting your property ownership legalities in South West London.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important individual, not a file reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for your conveyancing in South West London should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in South West London for my sale. Can I check a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone may find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training purposes.
At last I have had an offer on an apartment in South West London accepted, but there is a chain. The owners have submitted an offer on on an apartment, however it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other flats booked. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in South West London. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Coventry BS started with Coventry BS?
It is standard to have anxieties where there is a chain given your reluctance to incur expenses prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, South West London conveyancing search fees, etc). The first thing to do is check that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. As to the next steps this very much depends on the specifics of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market some home buyers will apply for the mortgage with Coventry BS and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their property lawyer to proceed with searches.