Finally the sale completed on my house in Mile End last May but the buyer keeps SMS messaging me complaining that their conveyancer is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?
Following your sale your lawyer is committed to forward the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Where relevant, your conveyancer should also evidence that the mortgage has been paid off to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements unique to conveyancing in Mile End.
Are the BSA planning on creating a online directory to list firms on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Mile End?
Lexsure has not been advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a register.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Mile End. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Mile End of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
We are a couple of weeks into a residential purchase having been referred to solicitors by the high street agent to perform conveyancing in Mile End. I am not happy. Can you help me find new conveyancers?
They would need to be really bad in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the loan offer been sent? In the event that it has you will need to advise them of the new contact details and have the offer are issued to the new lawyers. Your new conveyancer should be on the lenders approved list to avoid escalating costs and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our search tool will assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Mile End
Last October I purchased a leasehold flat in Mile End. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
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 Mile End conveyancing firm to assist?
if there is a absentee landlord 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 Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the sum to be paid.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Mile End residence is 26 Rhondda Grove in June 2009. The net price payable by the leaseholders as determined by the Tribunal was £3,015.13. This comprised £11,300 premium for the reversion less £8,284.87 costs as ordered by the County Court.
We are in the process of selling our flat in Mile End. Conveyancing solicitors are doing their job but we are being charged a fortune from the landlord. To date we have paid £268 for a leasehold management pack and then another £118 for responses to questions supplied by the buyers property lawyer.
Neither you or your lawyer will have any sway over the extent of the charges for this information but the typical costs for the information for Mile End leasehold premises is £360. When it comes to Mile End conveyancing transactions it is usual for the owner to pay for these charges. The freeholder or their agents are under no statutory obligation to address such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices out of proportion to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no legislation that requires capped fees for administrative tasks. Nor is there any legal time limit by which they are obliged to provide the information.