My Millwall lawyer has uncovered a discrepancy when comparing the information in the home valuation report and what is in the conveyancing documents. My solicitor informs me that he is obliged to ensure that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my lawyer’s course or action appropriate?
Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions 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 both parties.
My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Millwall. I need to find out whether they are accepted on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. Could you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?
The first thing to do is contact your conveyancer and enquire if they are on the lender panel. Otherwise you can get in touch with Barnsley Building Society who may be able to assist.
It has been four months following my purchase conveyancing in Millwall took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Millwall. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Millwall
Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply a car parking plan.
Am I better off to go with a Millwall conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am buying? An old friend can execute the conveyancing but his firm is located over three hundred kilometers away.
The primary upside of using a local Millwall conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local knowledge which is a bonus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who instructed your friend and the majority were happy that should outweigh using an unknown Millwall conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being round the corner.
I have just started marketing my 2 bed flat in Millwall. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have recently received a yearly service charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the service charge as normal given that all ground rent and maintenance payments should be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Millwall conveyancing firm to help?
Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to judgment on the price payable.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Millwall premises 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 residue of the current lease was 101.61 years.