Last June we completed a house move in Millwall. We have noticed several problems with the property which we consider were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? Can you clarify the nature of searches that needed to have been ordered for conveyancing in Millwall?
The question is vague as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Millwall. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated as part of the legal transfer of property are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller fills in a document called a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers ends up being inaccurate, you could possibly take legal action against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Millwall.
How up to date is your search tool for Millwall conveyancing solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel? Do Kent Reliance send you an updated list?
Millwall conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Kent Reliance directly.
I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Millwall. I need to find out whether they are accepted on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel. Can you advise?
You should call your conveyancer and ask them whether they are on the lender panel. Otherwise you can call Bank of Scotland who may be able to help.
I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when buying a property in Millwall? or Apparently there is an ancient law that means some house owners residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for maintenance towards the chancel within the church. Is this relevant for conveyancing in Millwall?
Unless a prior acquisition of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you could take it that conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Millwall to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I am selling my house. My former solicitors has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Millwall if that makes things easier.
Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Millwall. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.
Last February I purchased a leasehold house in Millwall. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, 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 be sure 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 to extend my lease without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a Millwall conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?
in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to arrive at the price.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Millwall property is 12, 14 & 16 Hull Close in May 2010. the Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the acquisition of the freehold to the subject premises was the sum of £18,300 This case related to 3 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 101.61 years.