We note that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Catford?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Catford.
My lender has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Catford but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Catford or nearer to where I live. Can you help?
The minority of Catford conveyancing practices are on all banks conveyancing panel. Use our find an approved solicitor tool to choose a Catford conveyancing solicitor on the on the bank panel.
I am looking for a flat up to £235,500 and found one near me in Catford I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Catford suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
Should you need a home loan that many years will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Catford and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Catford. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Catford area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Catford. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to meet my requirements, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently discovered that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Catford. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?
Most houses in Catford are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Catford in which case you should be shopping around for a Catford conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.
Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in trying to purchase the freehold in Catford. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the premium.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Catford flat is 44 Elmer Road in January 2013. The Tribunal dacied that amount to be paid by the Leaseholders for the Landlords freehold reversion was £12,951 as at the valuation date (20" September 2012).This matter was referred back to the Bromley County Court to deal with costs, fees and any other outstanding matters. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 74.25 years.
Myself and my fiance have just had an offer accepted on a property and had meeting on Monday with Leeds Building Society for the mortgage. They have informed us that when it comes to choosing a conveyancing practitioner that unless they are on their approved list of conveyancing practitioners then we will incur an additional fee of £200. This is is due to the fact that they would then have to select a property lawyer to act for them as well as the one we choose to act for ourselves and we are liable for their costs. I have requested Leeds Building Society to provide me with a list so I can seek estimates only from their approved lawyers but was told that I need to check with each individual solicitor to see if they are on the panel. Is there a list online?
You can enquire of Leeds Building Society what their criteria for joining their panel is for a conveyancer.Thereafter ask the lawyer of your choice whether they meet the criteria and have they acted on mortgages for Leeds Building Society previously. If the answer to those is yes, then just clarify this with Leeds Building Society. Alternatively please make use of our search tool and we may be able to identify a conveyancer in Catford on the approved list for Leeds Building Society.