We are acquiring our first property. Our solicitor has e-mailedto see if we wish to order extra conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's needed for conveyancing in Balham
The scope of Balham conveyancing searches depends entirely on the premises, the location, the probability of any of these risks, your knowledge of the locality and risks, your overall approach to risk. What matters is that you adequately understand what information the searches could provide. You may then decide if you personally think you need that search. Where you are unclear, ask the conveyancing practitioner to explain.
My apartment in Balham is up for sale and I have a purchaser. Does the conveyancer need to be required to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently in recent years.
I am helping my sister sell her flat in Balham. Will the conveyancing solicitor commission an EPC or it is for the owner to see to?
Following the abolition of HIPs, energy assessments was retained a compulsory part of moving house. An energy performance certificate must be commissioned before the property is placed on the market. It is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers normally arrange. Where you are using a Balham conveyancing solicitor they may be able to arrange energy assessments given their contacts with reputable local providers
We expect to receive a DIP from Kent Reliance this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Kent Reliance recommend any Balham solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Balham solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Kent Reliance through the process.
I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Balham. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £225. Not long after, the property lawyer contacted me to say that they were not on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Skipton panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
4 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Balham completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
What does commercial conveyancing in Balham cover?
Balham conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide array of guidance, provided by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this area 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 loans and the termination of tenancies.
I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Balham. I have land on a web site which looks to be the perfect answer If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?