Me and my fiancee are acquiring our first property. Our conveyancing practitioner has texted usto ask if we would like to order additional conveyancing searches. Unfortunately we in the dark as to what's relevant for conveyancing in Bermondsey
The type of Bermondsey conveyancing searches should be triggered based primarily on the premises, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your knowledge of the locality and risks, your general attitude to risk. What is important is that you adequately appreciate what information the searches could supply. You may then make a decision if you personally think you need that information. If unclear, ask the lawyer to guide you.
I am purchasing a new build flat in Bermondsey. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Bermondsey you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Bermondsey.
I am assisting my step-mother sell her property in Bermondsey. Will the conveyancer commission the EPC or should I organise this?
Following the demise of HIPs, energy performance certificates was retained a mandatory component of moving property. An energy assessment must be commissioned before the property is placed on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. If you are using a Bermondsey conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with reputable Bermondsey energy assessors
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as a first time purchaser of a garden flat in Bermondsey. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Bermondsey?
On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Bermondsey. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the seller's conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be invited to pick up the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
Are all Bermondsey Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the TSB conveyancing panel?
A selection of banks and building societies now make use of CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their panels.
Is it necessary to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when purchasing a residence in Bermondsey?
Unless a prior acquisition of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you may expect conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Bermondsey to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Bermondsey. Now, I need my documents but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Bermondsey of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How does conveyancing in Bermondsey differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Bermondsey approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because house builders in Bermondsey usually buy the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Bermondsey or who has acted in the same development.