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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Willesden

When does exchange of contracts take place for domestic conveyancing in Willesden and do I need to attend the solicitors office?

If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Willesden you are welcome to come in to sign contracts. However, the firms we recommend supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The signing of the purchase agreement is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the conveyancer to address the formalities at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Willesden)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I just bought a flat at auction in Willesden. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Given that you have now legally committed yourself to purchase you now have to hire the services of a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you are faced with a fast approaching a fixed date to complete the conveyancing. All auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding auction pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the paperwork that your lawyer requires. If you have purchased leasehold premises the auction papers should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork relating to leasehold premises. You need to give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. You also need to ensure that you have funds in place to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

My father advised me that in purchasing a property in Willesden there could be various restrictions prohibiting external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Willesden which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Willesden should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Intending to buy a maisonette in Willesden. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Willesden property lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.

Various online forums that I have visited warn that are a common cause of delay in Willesden conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Willesden.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Willesden?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Willesden. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

About to purchase a new build apartment in Willesden. Conveyancing is daunting 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 legal work.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Willesden

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please supply a car parking plan. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

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