I am selling my home in Croydon and the EA has just called to say that the buyers are switching solicitor. I am told that this is due to the fact that the mortgage company will only engage with solicitors on their approved list. On what basis would a leading mortgage company only engage with certain law firms rather the firm that they want to select to handle their conveyancing in Croydon ?
Lenders have always had an approved set of law firms they are content to work with, but in the past few years big names such as Nationwide, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for more than 15 years.
Mortgage companies point to the increase in fraud by way of justification for the reduction – criteria have been tightened as a smaller panel is easier to keep an eye on. Banks tend not to reveal how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Some are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The purchasers are unlikely to have any impact on this.
I am intent on selling our house in Croydon and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Croydon. We have lived in Croydon for three years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. What do they say? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)
About to purchase a new build flat in Croydon. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Croydon
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. 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. 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.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Croydon is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?
Flying freeholds in Croydon are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Croydon you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Croydon 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 premises.
I am looking to sell my home. My past conveyancers have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Croydon if that affects matters.
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The solicitors carrying out our conveyancing in Croydon has forwarded papers to review that state the land is unregistered with epitome documents. Why is the property not yet recorded at the Land Registry?
Over ninety percent of property in Croydon is registered. An 'epitome' is basically a dossier of photocopies of documents affecting an unregistered title. Plenty of Croydon conveyancing solicitors should be capable of dealing with such matters but where uncertainty reigns the usual guidance these days is for the seller to register the title first and thereafter deal with the disposal - this will have a knock on effect to cause a significant delay.