I am purchasing a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Beckenham who is on the Barclays conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays in certain locations such as Beckenham. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when acquiring a residence in Beckenham? or I am told that there is an ancient law that means some homeowners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in Beckenham?
Unless a previous acquisition of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you may take it that solicitors handling conveyancing in Beckenham to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.
How does conveyancing in Beckenham differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Beckenham come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because builders in Beckenham typically purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Beckenham or who has acted in the same development.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Beckenham I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Beckenham for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
Should you require a mortgage that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.
All being well we will complete our sale of a £450,000 flat in Beckenham on Friday in a week. The landlords agents has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Beckenham?
Beckenham conveyancing on leasehold flats usually involves the purchaser’s conveyancer sending enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address these enquiries the majority will be willing to assist. They may levy a reasonable administration fee for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is above £800. The management information fee demanded by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little choice but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to sell the property.
Having spent years of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Beckenham. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Beckenham conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Beckenham premises is 26 Manor Road in July 2010. the Tribunal decided that price to be paid for the freehold was £12,420 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term was 76.75 and 88.83.
How up-to-date is your database of lawyers on the mortgage company conveyancing panel in Beckenham? Do the banks send you an updated list?
Beckenham law firm practices and firms carrying out conveyancing in Beckenham themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the bank conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from the lender directly.