The mortgage agreement from NatWest for the remortgage of my 2 room flat is expected within the next few days. Could you suggest a low cost conveyancing lawyer in Putney?
You have arrived at the wrong place to search for the cheapest conveyancing in Putney. Our goal is to offer excellent value conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be seduced by brokers enticing you with low cost conveyancing in Putney. In your best case scenario, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst it will result in you being stung for additional fees and still not end up with the service you were looking for.
My property lawyer in Putney is not listed on the Chelsea Building Society Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the Chelsea Building Society panel?
The limited options available to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your preferred Putney solicitors but Chelsea Building Society will need to retain a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing charges as well as result in frustration.
- Get an alternative practitioner to act in the purchase, not forgetting to check they are Persuade your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel
My wife and I have organised a further advance on our home loan from Principality as we wish to conduct renovations to our property in Putney. Do we need to select a high street Putney solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?
Principality would not normally instruct firms on their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality conveyancing panel.
I am purchasing a property in Putney. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Barclays have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Barclays your lawyer must follow the formal requirements contained in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barclays. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook stipulates minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Barclays where a lease does not satisfy these conditions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not isolated to Putney.
I recently had an offer accepted on a house in Putney. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancer. I paid an advanced payment of £225. Not long after, the property lawyer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Barclays panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Putney and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a nationwide conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Putney. We have lived in Putney for three years we know that this is a non issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to seek clarification that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
I have recentlybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Putney for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Putney conveyancing specialists.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement flat in Putney. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have just received a half-yearly service charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
It best that you clear the maintenance contribution as usual given that all ground rent and maintenance payments should be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment 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. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
I am the leaseholder of a ground-floor 1950’s flat in Putney. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium payable for the purchase of the freehold?
if there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the price payable.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Putney 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 was in relation to 3 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 66.25 years.