We went with a high street firm for my conveyancing in Downe last week. After carefully reading the terms of engagement I noteI am on the hook for fees even if our purchase aborts. Should I go with them or select a web based solicitor practice offering no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Downe?
Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the fee levels will generally be more expensive to neutralise those cases that abort. You should be mindful that such promotions generally do not protect you from outlay for example Downe conveyancing search expenses.
I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Downe ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks will not grant a loan on this type of premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Nationwide. If you contact us we can look into this further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Downe. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I'm refinancing my current property to a BTL loan with HSBC Bank and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on a second house. The neighborhood we are interested in is Downe. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and link together the transactions?
Make use of our comparison tool on this page to check that the solicitors are approved by both banks. Assuming that they are the lawyer will be able to connect the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you conveyancer and communicate your desired outcome and needs.
My step-father has urged me to appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Downe. Do I take his guidance?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Downe conveyancing lawyer the best way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek referrals from friends or relatives who have actually used the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.
I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Downe. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.
If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Downe - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
Following years of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Downe. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Downe conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Downe residence is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 50.57 years.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Downe being on the lender conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for our bank?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right Downe conveyancing firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Downe knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..