It has come to my attention via my financial adviser that my Greenwich the law firm I have appointed is not on the mortgage company Conveyancing panel. How can I be sure if this is correct?
Your first step should be to contact your Greenwich conveyancer. You lawyer should notify you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Greenwich conveyancing firm that is on the conveyancing panel for your bank.
I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to be out of my let out property in Greenwich by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Is it possible to complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice for your tenancy until your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, contact to your lawyer and request that they apply pressure on the other side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work towards
My wife and I purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Greenwich. Our aim is to carry out a loft conversion at the house.Will the conveyancing process include investigations to determine if these alterations are prohibited?
Your conveyancer will check the deeds as conveyancing in Greenwich can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title deeds which restrict certain works or necessitated the consent of another owner. Certain additions call for local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
Are all Greenwich Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel?
It is true that some lenders now make use of CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in May 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Barclays are being difficult. The Greenwich solicitor who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Barclays are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Barclays have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Barclays have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barclays may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in Greenwich I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Greenwich in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.
I am looking to sell my property. My previous conveyancers have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Greenwich if that makes things easier.
You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Greenwich. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
Online reading suggests that Greenwich solicitors are more expensive than Greenwich conveyancers in Greenwich to use when purchasing a property. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor where I am purchasing a property in Greenwich.
When it comes to conveyancing in Greenwich the costs are unlikely to vary dramatically depending on whether the legal expert is a licenced conveyancer or solicitor.