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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West London

We note that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in West London?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in West London.

Just acquired a terraced house in West London , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to register my ownership? My West London conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to check the land registry aspects are dealt with.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in West London registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust according to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any interested persons or bodies. Currently in the region of 80% of submission are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Registration takes place once the purchaser is living at the property thus post completion formalities is not usually top priority yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in West London before appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you contact us we can investigate further with 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 West London. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

What does commercial conveyancing in West London cover?

Commercial conveyancing in West London covers a wide range of services, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

I have recently realised that I have 68 years remaining on my lease in West London. I now want to extend my lease but my freeholder is can not be found. What options are available to me?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to find the landlord. For most situations an enquiry agent may be helpful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document which can be used as evidence that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer in relation to proving the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court overseeing West London.

We have reached the end of our tether in seeking a lease extension in West London. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

if there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the price.

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 was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 72.39 years.

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