Having been told to check out your organisation we were going to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Catford found on your site but stumbled across alternative fee calculations on the internet look cheaper – how come?
There are many firms of firms promoting so-called cheap conveyancing, but extracosts end up with the completion invoice mounting up beyond all recognition. Solicitors ought to ensure costs set out in terms of business should be honest and reasonable and be applied The law firms that we list for conveyancing in Catford set out all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.
I own a freehold premises in Catford but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Catford and has limited impact for conveyancing in Catford but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
I have justfound out that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Catford 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 former proprietor?
The quickest way 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 Catford conveyancing specialists.
I am buying a new build apartment in Catford. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 conveyancing.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Catford
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. 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. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Catford before retaining lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can investigate further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Catford. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
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