We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in West Ealing for our house move. Our financial adviser has since advised us that our mortgage lenders Norwich and Peterborough Building Society won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unduly restrictive?
Mortgage Companies ordinarily restrict either the type or the number of conveyancing solicitors on their member panel. A common example of such criteria being that a firm must not be a sole practitioner. In addition to restricting the profile of firm, a few lenders have limited the amount of solicitor practices they allow to act for them. Be aware that Norwich and Peterborough Building Society have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the reduction of conveyancing panels since 2008 even though there are mixed views about the extent of solicitor engagement in some of that fraud. Data from the Land Registry indicate that plenty of law firms, including some in or near West Ealing only conduct very few conveyances per annum.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in West Ealing?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in West Ealing. 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…’
Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in West Ealing. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in West Ealing
Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply a car parking plan.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in West Ealing for my home move. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
One may find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded telephone calls for training purposes.
I own a leasehold house in West Ealing. Conveyancing and Leeds Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing solicitor in West Ealing who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a West Ealing conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I am the leaseholder of a a ground floor purpose built flat in West Ealing. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?
in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the price.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a West Ealing property is 6 Jessamine Road in August 2013. The Tribunals valuation (as annexed to the decision) calculated the amount payable as £18,355 for the freehold reversion This case was in relation to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 72.39 years.