My Conveyancer in Mitcham is not on the TSB Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the TSB list of approved lawyers?
Your options are as follows:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Mitcham lawyers but TSB will need to use a solicitor on their panel. This will result in additional total conveyancing charges and cause frustration.
- Get a new practitioner to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the TSB panel
I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Mitcham ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not grant a loan on such a property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Mitcham. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Mitcham especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Mitcham.
Are there any apps to help locate a Mitcham law firm on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am willing to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the lawyer.
You can use the tool on this page. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of Mitcham conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some Mitcham conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to check if they are on the Barnsley Building Society member panel
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandfather I am disposing of a residence in Newport but live in Mitcham. My conveyancer (based 260 kilometers awayrequires that I sign a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Mitcham who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Mitcham based
I’m about to sell my garden apartment in Mitcham. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have just had a half-yearly maintenance charge invoice – what should I do?
It best that you clear the service charge as normal because all ground rent and service invoices will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed 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 unless 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. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
I am the proprietor of a garden flat in Mitcham. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?
in cases where there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to determine the amount due.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Mitcham property is 50 & 52 Southcroft Road in September 2013. The tribunals own valuation determined that the premium payable should be £29,000 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 86.11 and 60.64.
Builders have suggested I use a conveyancing practitioner and I've obtained an estimate from them. It's nearly £250 less expensive than my family Mitcham property lawyer. Should I use them?
Developers normally have lists of solicitors who are quick and who know the seller’s documentation and property lawyer. Plenty of developers offer an inducement to use their approved solicitor for this reason, any increased cost can be avoided and a developer will not recommend a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the transaction delayed when they demand an exchange within a tight time frame. The argument for not opting for the recommended lawyer is that they may be hesitant to 'push' your interests for fear of upsetting the housebuilder. Where you have concerns that this may be the situation you should keep with your high street Mitcham conveyancer.