Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Selsdon even where I’m not buying or selling a house, for example where I wish to buy an office in Selsdon with a loan from Leeds Building Society?
Our search tool is mainly utilised to get a quote from domestic conveyancing solicitors in Selsdon but we have listed at the end of this page a few Selsdon commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the firm directly to see if they can also act for Leeds Building Society
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a ground floor flat in Selsdon. Do I pick up the keys to the house on completion from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Selsdon?
On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Selsdon. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the owner’s conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be invited to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
We are getting a further advance on our home loan from TSB as we intend to carry out improvements to our house in Selsdon. Do we need to select a high street Selsdon solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
TSB do not ordinarily require firms on their approved list of lawyers 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 TSB conveyancing panel.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Selsdon. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their conveyancing practitioner. I paid an upfront payment of £200. Soon after, the conveyancing practitioner contacted me to say that they were not on the UBS 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 UBS 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.
four months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Selsdon took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. 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.
My husband and I are new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, but the property agent has warned us that the seller will only issue a contract if we use the agent's preferred conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Selsdon
We suspect that the owner is not behind this request. Should the seller want ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is counter productive. Speak to the owners direct and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to appoint your preferred Selsdon conveyancing firm - not the ones that will give their estate agent a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing thresholds set by corporate headquarters.
I have just started marketing my 2 bed flat in Selsdon. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have just received a yearly service charge invoice – what should I do?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the maintenance contribution as usual because all rents and service invoices should be apportioned on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until 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.
Notwithstanding our best efforts, we have been unsuccessful in trying to purchase the freehold in Selsdon. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
if there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to decide the price payable.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Selsdon residence is The Woodlands 95 Purley Park Road in April 2009. The Tribunals own valuation produced the figure of £37,912. This case related to 6 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 78.32 years.
My husband and I have recently had an offer agreed on a house and had an appointment on Wednesday with the Post Office for the mortgage. They have informed me that when it comes to selecting a conveyancer that if they are not on their approved list of conveyancers then we will incur an extra charge of £200. This is because they would then have to select a solicitor to act on their behalf in addition to the one we choose to act for ourselves and we are liable for their fees. I have asked the Post Office to send me with a list so I can request quotes only from their approved conveyancers but was told they dont have such a list to hand over. Is there a simple way of finding out who is on a lender panel?
Ask the Post Office what their panel criteria is for a solicitor.Thereafter ask the lawyer of your choice whether they meet the criteria and have they acted on mortgages for the Post Office before. If the answer to those is yes, then just clarify this with the Post Office. Alternatively please utilise our search facility and we may be able to identify a property lawyer in Selsdon on the panel for the Post Office.