I am obtaining a mortgage offer from Nat West. My intention is to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer in Elephant and Castle. Does the Nat West Conveyancing panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Nat West approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, associated to the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
My relative recommended that if I am purchasing in Elephant and Castle I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Elephant and Castle conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Elephant and Castle around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Elephant and Castle.
I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Elephant and Castle. I now require my file but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Elephant and Castle of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Elephant and Castle is the location of the property. Can you offer any guidance?
Flying freeholds in Elephant and Castle are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Elephant and Castle you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Elephant and Castle may decide 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 residence.
Looking forward to complete next month on a garden flat in Elephant and Castle. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they will have a report out to me within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Elephant and Castle should include some of the following:
Are pets allowed in the flat? Repair and maintenance of the premises What remedies are open the freeholder should you are in breach of your lease terms? You should be advised what constitutes a Nuisance as far as the lease is concerned The unexpired lease term. You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and aware of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years
I own a basement flat in Elephant and Castle. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum payable for the purchase of the freehold?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Elephant and Castle conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Elephant and Castle premises is Ground Floor Flat 39 Bronsart Road in May 2010. Following a vesting order by West London County Court the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal concluded that the price to be paid for the extended lease of the premises was Thirteen Thousand Two hundred pounds (£13,200) in accordance with the valuation. The extended lease was granted for a term of 90 years from the expiry date of the Lease and at a peppercorn ground rent from the date of the vesting order. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 74.77 years.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Elephant and Castle being on the lender conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the lender approved panel?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right Elephant and Castle conveyancing solicitor for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Elephant and Castle knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..