We note that you have a search directory listing law firms on the UBS conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Battersea?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Battersea.
There is lots of information on this site concerning conveyancing in Battersea but can you isolate your top tip for appointing the right conveyancer in Battersea
Do not opt for the cheapest Battersea conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.
Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Battersea. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?
Given that you are now legally bound yourself to purchase you must appoint a conveyancing lawyer soon as you are facing a tight deadline in which to complete the transaction. All auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke legal set of papers. This will include most,if not all of the documents that your lawyer will need. If you have purchased leasehold property the conveyancing pack should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation specific to a leasehold property. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that your finances are organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.
We were going to get a DIP from Virgin Money this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Virgin Money recommend any Battersea solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Battersea solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Virgin Money through the process.
I'm buying my first flat in Battersea benefiting from help to buy. The sellers refused to move on the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The property agent advised me not reveal to my conveyancer about the side-deal as it may adversely affect my mortgage with Virgin Money. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Am I best advised to use a Battersea conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am buying? I have an old university friend who can deal with the legal work but her office is over three hundred kilometers away.
The primary upside of using a high street Battersea conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign documents, deliver your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. Having local Battersea know how is a benefit. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who instructed your friend and on the whole were happy that should surpass using an unknown Battersea conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being round the corner.
I have just appointed agents to market my basement apartment in Battersea. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have recently received a quarterly maintenance charge demand – what should I do?
It best that you discharge the maintenance contribution as normal as all ground rent and service payments will be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
I am the registered owner of a second floor flat in Battersea. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Battersea conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Battersea flat is 150A Albert Palace Mansions Lurline Gardens in July 2013. The Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the new lease of the subject property was £42,069 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 57.06 years.
My aim is to purchase a ground floor apartment in Battersea. Conveyancing lawyer is waiting for, from the vendor, building insurance documents. This afternoon I was advised that the seller must forward the insurance documents for the flat above in addition. Why does my solicitor want to check the insurance for the other flat? Is it strictly required? We have been in hold for the previous fortnight…
It is not impossible in leasehold conveyancing in Battersea to discover Conveyancing in Battersea in a minority of cases reveals that the lease requires the tenant's to insure their individual flats rather than the landlord insuring the entire property - which is definitely better. Do clarify with your lawyer but it would seem that your solicitor is seeking to verify that the entire building is insured. Insuring a ground floor flat is no help when it comes to rebuilding after a fire if the other flat cannot be reconstructed as a result of lack of insurance cover.