It may have been a long time coming a mortgage agreement from Nationwide for the remortgage of my 4 bedroom apartment is to be issued by the end of next week. Are you able to suggest a low cost conveyancing practitioner in West London?
You have come to the wrong site to search for a cheap conveyancing solicitors in West London. We can offer you affordable conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Do not be fooled by organisations enticing you with £100 conveyancing in West London. In your best case scenario, in being led by low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst you will end up being stung for additional fees and still not end up with the service required.
I am considering applying for a Coventry BS mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in West London with 60% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Coventry BS ?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel, but Coventry BS would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in West London for my remortgage. Can I review a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
One may read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement apartment in West London. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have just received a half-yearly service charge demand – Do I pay up?
The sensible thing to do is discharge the maintenance contribution as you normally would because all rents and maintenance payments should be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a West London conveyancing firm to represent me?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a West London conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a West London flat is 137 & 139 Haberdasher Street in December 2013. The Tribunal determines in accordance with section 48 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease for each Property should be £12,350.00. This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired term was 72.39 years.
I am just shy of a 10% deposit on my apartment purchase in West London , but I am keen exchange. Do I have options?
One option is to try and agree a smaller deposit. Most sellers will agree to a lesser deposit or even no deposit for a first time buyer or 100% mortgage. Be aware though that if you fail to complete you will still need to hand over a minimum of 10% of the purchase price regardless of how much deposit was agreed.
You can also agree a simultaneous exchange and completion as no deposit is required for this however neither party will be tied in until completion actually takes place and it can be risky if sellers change their mind at the last moment