The lawyer who dealt with my last purchase has given a fee calculation of just over a thousand pound for fixed fee conveyancing in Mottingham. I am selling a Edwardian house for £150,000. This seems expensive. Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Mottingham?
The costs illustration is slightly on the steep side. If you shop around you could trim some of the expense by as much as a hundred pounds. That being said, you mightcome to regret choosing an an unknown conveyancer. Don't forget to ensure that the firm can also act for your lender. You can utilise our search tool to choose a Mottingham conveyancing firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Mottingham.
Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Mottingham?
There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Mottingham and Solicitor practices in Mottingham who provide Conveyancing services It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal work in transferring property. They may both also deal with other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as a first time buyer of a garden flat in Mottingham. Do I pick up the keys to the property on completion from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Mottingham?
On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Mottingham. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be able to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs early afternoon.
My wife and I are spending time looking at houses in Mottingham and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a mortgage with TSB.
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes 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 pass their contact information on to the selling agent. Given that you are seeking a mortgage with TSB, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the TSB conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I have been told that property searches are a common reason for obstruction in Mottingham conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Mottingham.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Mottingham?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Mottingham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I am a couple of weeks into a freehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the local agent to do our conveyancing in Mottingham. I am am extremely disappointed with the level of service. Could you help me find new conveyancers?
They would need to be really bad to suggest changing them. Has the mortgage offer been sent? If so you must advise them of the replacement solicitor and get the offer are re-issued. Your conveyancer needs to be on the lenders panel to avoid escalating costs and delays. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. Our find a solicitor tool will assist you in finding a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Mottingham
I am attracted to a couple of apartments in Mottingham both have about fifty years unexpired on the leases. Do I need to be concerned?
A lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a period of time. As the lease shortens the marketability of the lease decreases and results in it becoming more costly to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is advisable to increase the term of the lease. It is often difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease because mortgage companies may be unwilling to lend money on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We advise that you seek professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this area.
I have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in Mottingham. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Mottingham conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Mottingham premises is 49 Woodstock Court Burnt Ash Hill in May 2012. the payment of £64,116 by the leaseholder was the premium which the Tribunal found due for the lease extension in this case. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 23.26 years.