My brother and I have lately acquired a house in East Dulwich. We have noticed several problems with the house which we suspect were missed in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? Can you clarify the type of searches that needed to have been conducted as part of conveyancing in East Dulwich?
The question is vague as what problems have arisen and if they are relate to conveyancing in East Dulwich. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated as part of the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller answers a questionnaire called a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers provided is inaccurate, then you may have a claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in East Dulwich.
Completed the sale of my flat in East Dulwich last May but the buyer keeps e-mailing every few hours to say their lawyer needs to hear from myconveyancer. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?
After completion of your sale your solicitor is committed to send the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Where relevant, your solicitor must also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion procedures unique to conveyancing in East Dulwich.
My uncle passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in East Dulwich. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Kent Reliance, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?
If you plan to re-mortgage then Kent Reliance will require that you use a conveyancer on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Kent Reliance conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Kent Reliance mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I need some expedited conveyancing in East Dulwich as I am faced with a deadline to exchange contracts within 3 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?
If.Given you are are a mortgage free purchaser you are at free not to do searches although no law firm would advise that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in East Dulwich the following are examples of issues that can appear and therefore affect future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in East Dulwich. I now require my file but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in East Dulwich of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my ground floor apartment in East Dulwich. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have recently received a quarterly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the maintenance contribution as you normally would as all rents and service charges will be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed 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.
Having spent years of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in East Dulwich. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to assess the amount due.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a East Dulwich premises is Flat 1 40-42 Ewelme Road in August 2012. the Tribunal assessed the premium for the lease extension in the sum of £11,800 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 61.81 years.