Me and my partner are purchasing a 1 bedroom flat in Beckenham with a mortgage. We have a Beckenham conveyancer, but the lender says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel firms or keep our Beckenham solicitor as well as pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. We consider that this is inequitable; are we not able to insist that the bank use our Beckenham conveyancing practitioner ?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Beckenham conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.
Me and my partner are buying our first home. Our solicitor has contact usto see if we would like to purchase extra conveyancing searches. As novices we in the dark as to what's appropriate for conveyancing in Beckenham
The scope of Beckenham conveyancing searches depends primarily on the premises, the location, the probability of any of these risks, your familiarity of the region and risks, your general approach to risk. What is important is that you adequately appreciate what information each search could give you. Then you can decide if you personally think you need that search. If unsure, ask your solicitor to recommend.
We see that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Beckenham?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Beckenham.
What is different about your site and alternative internet conveyancing solicitors when it comes to conveyancing in Beckenham?
At this site get a conveyancing quote via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the nuances for your conveyancing in Beckenham. As opposed to estate agents and brokerage sites we do not operate kick-back deals with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors paying the most kickback, not the best value conveyancing in Beckenham
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Beckenham. I happened to discover a web site which appears to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all this stuff done via web that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?
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?
Can you offer any advice when it comes to finding a Beckenham conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Beckenham conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you talk with two or three firms including non Beckenham conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:
If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not?
Despite our best efforts, we have been unsuccessful in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Beckenham. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the sum to be paid.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Beckenham residence is 26 Manor Road in July 2010. the Tribunal decided that price to be paid for the freehold was £12,420 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 76.75 and 88.83.