Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in West London. My lender is Virgin
Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 22/11/2022, the requirements read as follows :
I am helping my sister sell her property in West London. Will the conveyancer arrange an EPC or it is for the owner to see to?
Following the abolition of Home Packs, energy assessments was maintained a mandatory part of selling a house. An energy assessment needs to be commissioned before the property is advertised. This is not a task that lawyers ordinarily organise. If you are using a West London conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with reputable local providers
My wife and I purchasing a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in West London. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the property.Will legal work on the property involve investigations to see if these alterations are prohibited?
Your solicitor will check the deeds as conveyancing in West London will on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which prevent categories of works or necessitated the consent of another owner. Many extensions need local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be sensible to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
is it true that all West London solicitor practices on the Barclays conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Barclays approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be overseen by the CLC.
The deeds to our property are lost. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in West London 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
In today’s world there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your lawyer should know exactly where to find all the relevant paperwork so you can buy or dispose of your house without any difficulty. If duplicates are not available, your lawyer can put in place insurance or indemnities against future claims on your property.
How does conveyancing in West London differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in West London contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because house builders in West London usually acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in West London or who has acted in the same development.
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