I plan on purchasing a leasehold flat in Turnham Green. My Solicitor is not on the bank conveyancing panel. Am I still permitted to use my Turnham Green conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the bank approved list?
Your options include
- Complete the deal with your chosen Turnham Green lawyer but your lender will need to instruct a property lawyer from their approved panel. The net result is additional cost and likely interruption.
- Get a fresh property lawyer to conduct the conveyancing, ensuring that they are on the bank conveyancing panel.
- Convince your solicitor to do everything within their powers to get listed on the lender’s conveyancing panel
I am looking to buy a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Turnham Green who is on the Barclays conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays in certain locations such as Turnham Green. We dont recommend any particular firm.
It has been 3 months since my purchase conveyancing in Turnham Green took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Turnham Green for my home move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
You can read presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor call for training purposes.
I've recently bought a leasehold property in Turnham Green. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to purchase the freehold in Turnham Green. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
if there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Turnham Green property is Flat 1 30 Ennismore Avenue in September 2010. the Tribunal adopted and arrived at a premium for the lease extension of £29, 900 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 68.34 years.