Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Brixton even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for example if I intend to buy a shop in Brixton with a mortgage from HSBC Bank?
Our search tool is predominantly used to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Brixton but we have listed at the end of this page a few Brixton commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the solicitors directly to see if they are also authorised to represent HSBC Bank
In looking at mumsnet.com for an affordable solicitor in Brixton, most say that I should use a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in home ownership transfers, trusted by some of the UK's leading mortgage companies. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Council of Licensed Conveyancing. Brixton is one of the many areas of the UK where there are CQS solicitors.
How does conveyancing in Brixton differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Brixton contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Brixton usually purchase the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 Brixton or who has acted in the same development.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Brixton is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?
Flying freeholds in Brixton are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Brixton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Brixton may determine 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.
How easy is it to use the search app to get a fee calculation from a conveyancing solicitor in Brixton on the approved list for my lender?
First select a lender such as Accord Mortgages Ltd, Virgin Money or Britannia then choose your preferred area for example Brixton. Conveyancing practices in Brixton and beyond should be identified.
Completion is due on the disposal of our £375,000 garden flat in Brixton next week. The freeholder has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Brixton?
Brixton conveyancing on leasehold apartments more often than not necessitates the purchaser’s solicitor sending enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to these enquiries the majority will be willing to assist. They may charge a reasonable charge for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some transactions it is above £800. The administration charge invoiced by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of rights and obligations in respect of administration charges, without which the charge is technically not due. In reality one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.
Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in trying to purchase the freehold in Brixton. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Brixton conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Brixton property is 66 Southwell Road in March 2012. By Order of Deputy District Judge Stone dated 25 January 2012 a vesting order was made. The determination of the purchase price was referred to the Tribunal who decided that the amount payable for the freehold should be£29,612.00 This case was in relation to 3 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 72.58 years.