Would the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool handle attended exchange conveyancing in Kidbrooke?
There are a few conveyancing experts carrying out 24hr exchanges. Do e-mail us to receive a costs illustration and details as to availability.
Having sold my house in Kidbrooke last July yet the purchaser is calling every few hours complaining that his lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?
Following your house sale your lawyer should deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Where appropriate, your solicitor should also evidence that the mortgage has been repaid to the buyers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Kidbrooke.
My property lawyer in Kidbrooke is not listed on the The Mortgage Works Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the The Mortgage Works approved list?
Your options are as follows:
- Carry on with your preferred Kidbrooke solicitors but The Mortgage Works will need to retain a conveyancer on their panel. This will result in additional total conveyancing charges as well as result in delays.
- Choose a new lawyer to to deal with the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are The Mortgage Works approved.
- Persuade your The Mortgage Works solicitor to attempt to join the The Mortgage Works panel
I got the keys to my home on 8 January and my personal details are still not on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Kidbrooke expressed confidence that it will be concluded in less than a month. Are transfers in Kidbrooke uniquely lengthy to register?
As far as conveyancing in Kidbrooke is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry have to notify any other persons or bodies. Currently roughly 80% of such applications are fully addressed within 12 days but some can be subject to extensive delays. Registration takes place after the buyer has moved in to the premises thus registration formalities is not usually primary concern but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Kidbrooke ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor advised that some lenders may not grant a loan on a flying freehold house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can look into this further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Kidbrooke. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Kidbrooke especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Kidbrooke.
Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Kidbrooke with the aim of saving time on the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Kidbrooke can be bypassed where you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information needed by the buyers’ representatives. If there is a history of any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved prior to the flat being marketed. The purchasers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to present the dispute as over rather than unresolved. You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but you should double-check via your lawyers. A buyer’s conveyancer will be unlikely to recommend their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the lease term is under 75 years. In the circumstances it is important at an as soon as possible that you identify whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. A minority of Kidbrooke leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain bank and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are able to meet the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors. Many landlords or managing agents in Kidbrooke levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Kidbrooke.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Kidbrooke conveyancing firm to represent me?
in cases where there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the amount due.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Kidbrooke flat is 18 Handen Road in April 2013. On 26 October 2012 District Judge Zimmels sitting at the Lambeth County Court made a Vesting Order that the Applicants be granted the right to acquire the freehold upon such terms and at such price determined by the LVT. The Tribunal arrived a figure of £39,535 as a valuation for the enfranchisement. This case related to 3 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 69.05 years.