Do the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool handle conveyancing in Crystal Palace by way of an attended exchange?
We do have a number of conveyancing specialists carrying out one day exchanges. You should contact us to obtain a conveyancing quote and details as to dates.
My property lawyer in Crystal Palace is not on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the Godiva Mortgages Ltd approved list?
The limited options open to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Crystal Palace lawyers but Godiva Mortgages Ltd will need to instruct a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional total legal fees and result in frustration.
- Get a new lawyer to to deal with the purchase, obviously checking they are Godiva Mortgages Ltd approved.
- Try to convince your Godiva Mortgages Ltd based solicitor to try to join the Godiva Mortgages Ltd panel
I am helping my mother sell her flat in Crystal Palace. Does the solicitor order an energy performance certificate or it is for the seller to coordinate?
After the demise of Home Information Packs, energy assessments remained a mandatory element of selling a property. An energy assessment must be to hand prior to the property being placed on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms normally arrange. If you are instructing a Crystal Palace conveyancing practitioner they might be able to arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with long established local providers
Can I be sure that the Crystal Palace conveyancing solicitor on the HSBC panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Crystal Palace getting recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Barclays as we wish to conduct alterations to our home in Crystal Palace. Are we obliged to appoint a nearby Crystal Palace solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Barclays don't usually instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Barclays list.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Crystal Palace?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Crystal Palace. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Crystal Palace is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?
Flying freeholds in Crystal Palace are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Crystal Palace you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Crystal Palace may ascertain 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.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement flat in Crystal Palace. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have just received a quarterly service charge demand – what should I do?
It best that you clear the invoice as normal as all ground rent and maintenance invoices should be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
I own a ground flat in Crystal Palace. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum payable for the purchase of the freehold?
in cases where there is a missing landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to make a decision on the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Crystal Palace flat is Flat 5 4 Border Crescent in December 2013. the tribunal calculated that premium payable for the acquisition of a lease extension of the subject premises was in the sum of £14,900 (Fourteen thousand, nine hundred pounds). Those advising the applicant were advised to send a copy of the decision and a copy of the new lease with the premium (less the applicants costs as assessed by the Court) to the Croydon County Court (under claim number 3CR01226) for an officer of the Court to execute the new lease on behalf of the absentee landlord who is missing and cannot be traced). This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 69 years.