My IFA has asked me for my Greenhithe lawyer’ panel member for the Santander conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I obtain this. I have tried my local Greenhithe office but they cant find it on their system.
You are best placed to get this information from your Greenhithe conveyancer . Most Greenhithe law firms will retain a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each lender.
Do the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend perform attended exchange conveyancing in Greenhithe?
There are a few conveyancing experts who can conduct one day exchanges. You should call us to secure a costs illustration and details as to dates.
I am downsizing from our property in Greenhithe and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A high street Greenhithe conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used an internet conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Greenhithe. We have lived in Greenhithe for many years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
How does conveyancing in Greenhithe differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Greenhithe contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because builders in Greenhithe tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Greenhithe or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Greenhithe is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Greenhithe are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Greenhithe you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Greenhithe may determine 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 property.
I am looking at a two flats in Greenhithe which have approximately fifty years left on the lease term. Will this present a problem?
A lease is a right to use the property for a period of time. As a lease gets shorter the saleability of the lease decreases and it becomes more expensive to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is often a good idea to extend the lease term. More often than not it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease because mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We recommend you seek professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this field.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Greenhithe conveyancing firm to help?
Where there is a missing freeholder or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to judgment on the price payable.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Greenhithe property is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case related to 13 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 76 years.