Recently been in touch with my conveyancing lawyer in Bexley who acted for me two years ago and wanted a conveyancing quote based on the same type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of similar values with a mortgage from Nationwide Building Society. I am now being charged twice the amount. Should I look for an alternative property lawyer?
The estimate fees appear a little high. If you you were to look around you might reduce the fees slightly by perhaps £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, assuming were satisfied with the conveyancing the firm provided you mightlive to regret opting for an an unknown solicitor. If is important to enquire the solicitor can represent Nationwide Building Society. Do make use of our search tool to get a quote a Bexley conveyancing firm on the Nationwide Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Bexley.
I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to leave my let out property in Bexley by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. How realistic is it to complete in three weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?
The normal practice is not to give notice for your lease unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not already done so, speak to your lawyer and request that they chase the other lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will aim to achieve
The Bexley conveyancing firm that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Bexley have suddenly closed. They were on acting for me because I needed a lawyer on the HSBC conveyancing panel and my preferred Bexley lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What are my options?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the HSBC conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to help.
I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when buying a residence in Bexley? or I am told that there is historic law that means some owners of property living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel within the church. Is this relevant for conveyancing in Bexley?
Unless a prior purchase of the property completed post 12 October 2013 you can take it that lawyers conducting conveyancing in Bexley to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Bexley is where the house is located. Can you offer any assistance?
Flying freeholds in Bexley are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Bexley you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Bexley may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Bexley. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.
If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Bexley - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
We have reached the end of our tether in seeking a lease extension in Bexley. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Bexley conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Bexley residence is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case was in relation to 1 flat.