We are buying a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Parsons Green who is on the Virgin Money solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Virgin Money . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Parsons Green.
is it true that all Parsons Green solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Nationwide approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Many banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the firms would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
We previously instructed conveyancing lawyers with offices in Parsons Green on the Clydesdale solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a further sum for dealing with the Clydesdale mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Clydesdale?
As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your property lawyer may charge a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Clydesdale but by your Parsons Green property lawyer. Numerous firms on the Clydesdale panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Lloyds. Is it usual for Lloyds to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Parsons Green is approved on their conveyancing panel? Lloyds have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Lloyds to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
three months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Parsons Green completed. 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 residence 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.
How do I search for a Parsons Green solicitor on the Platform Home Loans Ltd conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel upto 10miles to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the search on this website. Please pick a lender and your location and you will see a number of Parsons Green conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Parsons Green conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to check if they are on the Platform Home Loans Ltd member panel
I work for a reputable estate agent office in Parsons Green where we have experienced a number of flat sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Parsons Green conveyancing solicitors. Could you clarify whether the owner of a flat can initiate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?
Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser need not have to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.
An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder 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 buyer.
Having spent months of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Parsons Green. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the amount due.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Parsons Green property is 66 and 66a Wardo Avenue in November 2012. The Tribunal determined that the sum of £8,048 is payable by the Applicants in respect of the price for the freehold of the property This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 93 years and 162 years.
Some months ago I was informed by my lender that their panel solicitors work on no sale no charge basis for conveyancing in Parsons Green. I had a purchase abort and now the conveyancers have invoiced for search fees! They say the fees are independent!
Parsons Green conveyancing search costs are disbursements not legal fees as these are paid to a third party.