We are purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Roehampton who is on the Skipton approved panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing 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 Skipton . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Roehampton.
My partner and I have organised a further advance on our home loan from Nottingham as we want to carry out improvements to our house in Roehampton. Do we need to choose a nearby Roehampton solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel to handle the legals?
Nottingham would not normally appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Yorkshire BS. Roehampton conveyancing lawyers were selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Yorkshire BS?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Yorkshire BS conducted the valuation? Have you informed Yorkshire BS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
I have a mortgage with Leeds Building Society for my property in Roehampton. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Leeds Building Society?
You must advise Leeds Building Society in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Leeds Building Society’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Leeds Building Society will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Leeds Building Society directly. You need not do this via a Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor.
My relative recommended that if I am purchasing in Roehampton I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Roehampton conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Roehampton around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Roehampton Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Roehampton.
I am buying a new build flat in Roehampton. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Roehampton
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.
My husband and I are new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent advised that the owners will only issue a contract if we use the agent's preferred solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a family conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Roehampton
It is highly unlikely the vendors are behind this. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to use your own,trusted Roehampton conveyancing firm - as opposed tothe ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or hit his conveyancing figures pre-set by HQ.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Roehampton. Conveyancing and Lloyds TSB Bank mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Roehampton who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Roehampton conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I inherited a first floor flat in Roehampton. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?
Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Roehampton conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Roehampton 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 related to 3 flats. The unexpired lease term was 66.25 years.