Do the conveyancing solicitors Indexed on your site execute auction conveyancing in Battersea?
We know of a number of niche lawyers we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Battersea is one of our locations where our lawyers cover.
What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Battersea? Is this really warranted?
Battersea conveyancing solicitors as well as nationwide property lawyers throughout the UK have a duty under Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules to verify the identity of any client in order to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.
Conveyancing clients will need to produce two forms of certified identification; proof of ID (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (usually a Bank Statement less than 3 months old).
Evidence of the origin of funds is also required under the money laundering laws as conveyancers are obliged to check that the money you are utilising to buy a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the full purchase amount if you are a cash purchaser) has originated from a reputable source (such as employment savings) as opposed to the fruits of criminal activity.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as a 1st time buyer of a ground floor flat in Battersea. Do I receive the keys to the premises on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Battersea?
On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Battersea. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the purchase money to the owner’s conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to receive the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.
Are all Battersea Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing list of approved solicitors?
It is true that some lenders now utilise the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their panels.
When it comes to lenders such as Yorkshire BS, do Battersea solicitors have to pay an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
I have todaybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Battersea for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest way to check if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Battersea conveyancing specialists.
I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Battersea I like with a park and transport links nearby, however it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Battersea in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?
If you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.
Is it possible to change solicitor as I need to appoint one who is on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing list. I hired a high street conveyancing solicitor in Battersea round the corner but she is not approved by Yorkshire Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Battersea on the Yorkshire Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Battersea. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Battersea.