The deeds to my house are lost. The solicitors who did the conveyancing in Tufnell Park 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?
Assuming the title is registered the information relating to your proprietorship will be retained by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to carry out a search at the Land Registry, locate your house and order current copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually retain a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for twenty pounds.
How does conveyancing in Tufnell Park differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Tufnell Park come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because house builders in Tufnell Park usually acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Tufnell Park or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Tufnell Park prior to appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders may not grant a mortgage on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Tufnell Park. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Tufnell Park to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
Given that I am about to spend £400,000 on a two bedroom apartment in Tufnell Park I wish to talk to a solicitor concerning theconveyancing in advance of appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?
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 doing your conveyancing in Tufnell Park.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique person, not a case number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Tufnell Park should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.
I am a fortnight into a residential purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the high street agent to do our conveyancing in Tufnell Park. I am am starting to be dissatisfied with the level of service. Can you you assist me in finding new solicitors?
A solicitor would need to be really bad in order to consider replacing them. Has your mortgage been generated? If so you will need to advise them of the replacement solicitor and get the loan are re-issued. Your new solicitor ideally needs to be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid escalating costs and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our search tool will assist you in finding a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Tufnell Park