Much to our surprise we have been notified by our broker that my West London solicitor is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain that this is indeed the case?
You need to call your West London conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a West London conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.
Does a directory service exist listing Kent Reliance panel solicitors in West London on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
Unfortunately not yet. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association websites. A small selection of lenders make their panel listings viewable over the internet. Where you are looking for a West London lawyer on the Kent Reliance please make the most of our tool.
We have agreed to purchase a house in West London. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Coventry BS be concerned?
As your lender is Coventry BS your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements contained in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Coventry BS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook stipulates minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Coventry BS where a lease does not meet these specifications. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not limited to West London.
I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in August 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Virgin Money are being problematic. The West London solicitor who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Virgin Money are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Virgin Money have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Virgin Money have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Virgin Money may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Various internet forums that I have frequented warn that are a common reason for delay in West London house deals. Is there any truth in this?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in West London.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in West London. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in West London
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply a car parking plan.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandmother I am disposing of a property in Neath but live in West London. My solicitor (approximately 200 miles from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in West London who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are West London based