A mortgage offer from NatWest for the remortgage of my single bedroom flat is expected by the end of next week. Are you able to propose a low cost conveyancing lawyer in Greenwich?
You have come to the wrong place to search for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Greenwich. Our aim is to provide excellent value conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing brokers enticing you with £100 conveyancing in Greenwich. Optimistically, in being led by low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you with a hefty uplift in extras and still not end up with the service required.
I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to leave my rented flat in Greenwich by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Is it possible to complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to find short term accommodation?
It is unwise to provide notice on a rental until your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not already done so, contact to your solicitor and request that they apply pressure on the other solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work to achieve
The Greenwich conveyancing solicitors that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Greenwich have suddenly shut down. I chose them because I had to have a lawyer on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel and my previous Greenwich lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What are my options?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Greenwich. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Greenwich
Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply a car parking plan.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Greenwich is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Greenwich are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Greenwich you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Greenwich may ascertain 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.
I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Greenwich for my remortgage. Is it possible to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
One may review documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor call for training requirements.