We note that you have a search directory identifying solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Mortlake?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Mortlake.
I am assisting my mother sell her house in Mortlake. Does the solicitor commission an EPC or it is for the owner to see to?
After the abolition of HIPs, energy assessments became a mandatory element of moving property. An EPC needs to be commissioned before the property is advertised. This is not something that lawyers normally organise. If you are using a Mortlake conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange energy assessments given their relationships with long established local accredited person
We previously selected conveyancers locally in Mortlake on the Barclays solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a separate fee for the legal aspects of the Barclays mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Barclays?
As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your lawyer is entitled to charge a fee for this. The charge is not set by Barclays but by your Mortlake conveyancing practitioner. Some firms on the Barclays panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but plenty of firms incorporate it on their overall fee.
I'm spending time viewing apartments in Mortlake and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a solicitor appointed at this stage? I will be getting a home loan with Leeds Building Society.
You should start requesting conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. As you are taking out a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.
Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could affect a commercial site in Mortlake?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Mortlake will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Mortlake. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Mortlake.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Mortlake it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Mortlake commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Mortlake.
three months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Mortlake completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. 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 asset 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.
Should I be concerned that estate agents that I am dealing with are suggesting an internet conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Mortlake conveyancing practice?
As with many professional services, often input from relatives can be extremely useful or valuable. But there are numerous people with a vested interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies might all recommend lawyers to appoint. On occasion the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but occasionally there behind the scenes financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to select your preferred conveyancer. Don't forget that the majority of lenders operate an approved list of solicitors you have to use for the mortgage aspect of your house move.
I am attracted to a two apartments in Mortlake which have about 50 years remaining on the lease term. Will this present a problem?
A lease is a right to use the property for a period of time. As the lease shortens the value of the lease deteriorates and it becomes more expensive to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is generally wise to extend the lease term. It is often difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We recommend you seek professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this field.
Having spent months of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Mortlake. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Mortlake conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Mortlake property is 19 St. Margarets Crescent in August 2010. the tribunal was of the view that the premium to be paid by the leaseholder for the freehold reversion was £51,983.00 This case affected 3 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 66.25 years.