My fiance’s step-father is a conveyancing practitioner. I hope that I can be offered mate’s pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what level of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in New Eltham?
You should contrast pricing. Make use of our search tool on this page. Whilst fees will be different but service levels do are distinct between property lawyers as is true with the vast majority of professional services.
My stepmother pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in New Eltham there could be a number of restrictions limiting what one can do in terms of external changes to the property. Is this right?
There are a number of properties in New Eltham which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in New Eltham should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
Does a directory service exist listing Kent Reliance panel solicitors in New Eltham on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the CML or Building Society Association websites. A small selection of banks make their panel listings visible over the internet. If you are seeking to appoint a New Eltham conveyancer on the Kent Reliance please use our facility.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in New Eltham. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
My wife and I purchased a semi-detached Victorian property in New Eltham. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Barnsley Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in New Eltham and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.
About to purchase a new build flat in New Eltham. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in New Eltham
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?
I opted to have a survey done on a house in New Eltham ahead of appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can investigate further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in New Eltham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I work for a reputable estate agent office in New Eltham where we have experienced a few leasehold sales put at risk as a result of short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local New Eltham conveyancing solicitors. Can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the buyer?
Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.
Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.
I am the proprietor of a second floor flat in New Eltham. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium due for a lease extension?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a New Eltham conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a New Eltham premises is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case was in relation to 1 flat.