Just been in touch with my conveyancing lawyer in Brockley who acted for me two years ago asking for a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold premises and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a mortgage from Chelsea Building Society. It looks as though am now being quoted double. Better the devil I know or do I try and find an alternative firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The charges appear a bit high. Where you are content to spend time scrutinising quotes you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £125. On the other hand, providing that you were satisfied with the service the firm provided you couldcome to rue choosing an an unknown solicitor. Remember to check that the firm can act for Chelsea Building Society. You can utilise our search tool to get a quote a Brockley conveyancing firm on the Chelsea Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Brockley.
My wife and I intend to remortgage our maisonette in Brockley with Lloyds. We have a son 18 who lives at home. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who lives in the flat. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the property is forfeited by the lender. I have a couple of concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Lloyds conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we bought 4 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this extinguish his entitlement to inherit the property?
First, rest assured that your Lloyds conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Lloyds. This is solely used to protect Lloyds if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Lloyds had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.
My mortgage company has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Brockley but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Brockley or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?
Not all Brockley conveyancing firms are listed all lender’s conveyancing panel. Please make use of our search tool to locate a Brockley conveyancing solicitor on the on the bank panel.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Brockley. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Brockley
Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please supply a car parking plan.
My husband and I are four weeks into a freehold purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the high street agent to handle our conveyancing in Brockley. I am not happy. Can you help me find new lawyers?
They would need to be very poor to suggest replacing them. Has the mortgage been generated? If so you need to advise them of the new contact details and have the offer are issued to the new lawyers. Your solicitor ideally should be on the banks approved list to avoid escalating fees and delays. That should be your starting point. The search tool will assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Brockley
I need to change lawyers as my Brockley lawyer is not on the bank's panel of conveyancing solicitors. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
In the event that you have not formally instructed a solicitor to start work and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Brockley that you're thinking of instructing.