I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (6 years old) in Beckenham. The vast majority the properties have already been disposed of. Do I need carry out the conveyancing searches for my conveyancing in Beckenham?
You are taking a significant risk in failing carrying out Beckenham conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal requirement to have them, but we would seriously advise in no uncertain terms that you have them. Where accelerating the process and cost are top of your concerns you should consider with your solicitor about the options such as lack of search insurance available to you
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Beckenham?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Beckenham. 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…’
I'm buying my first flat in Beckenham with the aid of help to buy. The builders refused to budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The estate agent advised me not inform my lawyer about the deal as it may impact my loan with Alliance & Leicester . Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.
Is it possible to swap conveyancer as I need to choose one who is on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel. I was using a high street conveyancing solicitor in Beckenham five minutes from me but the firm is not accepted by Chelsea Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Beckenham on the Chelsea Building Society panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we on the directory do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Beckenham. Using search facility on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Beckenham.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my father I am selling a house in Cardiff but I am based in Beckenham. My solicitor (who is 300 miles awayrequires that I execute a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Beckenham to witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Beckenham based
What can I do to find out who owns a property in Beckenham?
Assuming that the property is registered with HMLR, and you have sufficient specifics of the location of the premises, you will be able to see details from the HMLR of the registered owner for a a minimal charge.