I opted for a Brockley based solicitor for my conveyancing in Brockley today. After carefully reading the Ts and Cs I notewe are responsible for fees even if the sale doesn't happen. Should I go with them or choose an on-line solicitor practice offering no completion no charge conveyancing in Brockley?
It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will generally be higher to cover those cases that do not go ahead. Please beware that such offerings tend not to protect you from expenditure for example Brockley conveyancing search charges.
Can you help? My Brockley conveyancer is informing me me that he has toapply for Brockley conveyancing searches stemming from the fact thatthe firm are on the Nat Westconveyancing panel. Do I not have any options here?
You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with a lender your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancing practitioner would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook conditions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Brockley conveyancing searches.
We note that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I appoint them for our conveyancing in Brockley?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Brockley.
We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The lender mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to instruct their panel solicitor as I would much rather use a specialised conveyancing solicitor in Brockley?
Do check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel conveyancers where you take up the "fee-free" offer. Call the lender to ask if they make available a cash alternative. Some lenders have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Brockley.
I have justdiscovered that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Brockley for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Brockley conveyancing specialists.
There are only 72 years left on my lease in Brockley. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is absent. What should I do?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the magistrate. You will be obliged to prove that you have used your best endeavours to track down the landlord. For most situations a specialist should be helpful to try and locate and prepare an expert document to be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer both on investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court overseeing Brockley.
I am the registered owner of a ground-floor 1960’s flat in Brockley. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for a lease extension?
in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Brockley property is Flat b 14 Kemble Road in May 2014. The Tribunal assessed the value of the premium payable for the lease extension to be £9,761 This case was in relation to 1 flat.