My father pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in West Hampstead there may be a number of restrictions preventing external changes to a property. Is this right?
There are a number of properties in West Hampstead which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in West Hampstead should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
We are buying a terrace house in West Hampstead. We would like to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will legal work on the property involve investigations to determine if these alterations are prohibited?
Your solicitor will check the registered title as conveyancing in West Hampstead can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain works or need the permission of another owner. Certain works call for local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Santander. West Hampstead conveyancing practitioners are appointed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Santander?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Santander done the valuation? Have you informed Santander as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Santander conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
What will a local search reveal about the house I am buying in West Hampstead?
West Hampstead conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations such as Onsearch The local search is essential in every West Hampstead conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic sections.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and found one near me in West Hampstead I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in West Hampstead in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.
In surfing the world wide web for the words cheap conveyancing in West Hampstead it brings up many solicitorsin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right property lawyer for purchase transaction?
The preferential way of finding a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so enquire of friends and relatives who have bought a property in West Hampstead or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in West Hampstead differ, so it's advisable to secure a minimum of three fee estimates from varying types of property lawyers. Dont forget to clarify that the fees are fixed.
I note that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Do West Hampstead conveyancing companies pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in West Hampstead.