I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (five years old) in Forest Hill. 95% of the appartments are already sold. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Forest Hill?
You would be taking a significant risk in not carrying out Forest Hill conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying without a mortgage there is no legal requirement to have them, but we would seriously advise in the strongest possible terms that you have them. Where accelerating the process and expenses are primary issues you should consider with your conveyancer about the possibility of search insurance
It is 10 years ago since I purchased my property in Forest Hill. Conveyancing lawyers have just been instructed on the sale but I am unable to track down the title deeds. Will this cause complications?
Don’t worry too much. First there is a possibility that the deeds will be kept by the mortgage company or they may still be with the conveyancers who acted in your purchase. Secondly in all probability the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining current official copies of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Forest Hill relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it is more tricky but is not insurmountable.
My mortgage company has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Forest Hill but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Forest Hill or nearer to where I live. Can you help?
The minority of Forest Hill conveyancing practitioners are approved and listed on all banks conveyancing panel. Use our search tool to choose a Forest Hill conveyancing firm on the on the bank panel.
How simple is it to use your search app to find a conveyancing solicitor in Forest Hill on the panel for my bank?
Step one is to choose a lender such as Yorkshire Building Society, Skipton Building Society or Bank of Ireland then choose your location for example Forest Hill. Conveyancing organisations in Forest Hill and nationally should be shown.
Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only Fifty years remaining on my lease in Forest Hill. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is absent. What are my options?
If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you have done all that could be expected to locate the lessor. On the whole a specialist may be helpful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document which can be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a conveyancer both on investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Forest Hill.
We have reached the end of our tether in trying to purchase the freehold in Forest Hill. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Forest Hill conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Forest Hill flat 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 related to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 61.81 years.
Our conveyancing in Forest Hill is completing on Friday, yet the couple I am buying off wishes to move out 24 hours later at noon. Should I accept such a plan?
You can't complete on a Saturday because the bank systems are not operational.