Our Greenwich conveyancer has discovered a discrepancy between the information in the home valuation report and what is in the legal papers for the property. My solicitor says that he is obliged to check that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s course or action right?
Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Greenwich even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for instance if I want to buy a shop in Greenwich with a mortgage from Bank of Ireland?
Our search tool is primarily used to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Greenwich but we have recorded at the end of this page some Greenwich commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the solicitors directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Bank of Ireland
My lawyer in Greenwich is not listed on the Halifax Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Halifax panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
Your options are as follows:
- Carry on with your existing Greenwich lawyers but Halifax will need to instruct a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional total legal fees and result in frustration.
- Choose a new practitioner to act in the purchase, remembering to check they are Persuade your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Halifax conveyancing panel
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial land in Greenwich?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Greenwich will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Greenwich. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Greenwich.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Greenwich it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could cause delays to Greenwich commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Greenwich.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Greenwich for my purchase. Can I check a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
One can find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor telephone calls for training requirements.
If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £475,000 garden flat in Greenwich next week. The managing agents has quoted £324 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Greenwich?
Greenwich conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes often necessitates the purchaser’s conveyancer submitting enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to address these enquiries most will be content to assist. They may invoice a reasonable charge for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some cases it exceeds £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the invoice is technically not due. In reality one has no option but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to complete the sale of your home.
I inherited a ground floor flat in Greenwich. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium due for a lease extension?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Greenwich conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Greenwich premises is 73 Walerand Road in August 2012. the result of the findings of the Tribunal led to a premium to be paid for the extended lease in respect of Flat 73 in the sum of £10,040. The premium applicable in respect of Flat 85 was £5,710. This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 72 years.