I am purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Shortlands who is on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Godiva Mortgages Ltd in certain locations such as Shortlands. We dont recommend any particular firm.
How does conveyancing in Shortlands differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Shortlands contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because developers in Shortlands typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Shortlands or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Shortlands is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?
Flying freeholds in Shortlands are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Shortlands you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Shortlands may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial offices in Shortlands and how can your lawyers assist?
The particular law that you refer to affords security of tenure to commercial tenants, giving them the a statutory right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing solicitors who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Shortlands
We are 18 days into a residential purchase having been directed to solicitors by the estate agent to perform conveyancing in Shortlands. We are not happy. Can you help me find new lawyers?
They would need to be very poor to suggest changing them. Has your loan offer been issued? In the event that it has you need to inform them of the new contact details and have the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your conveyancer should be on the mortgage company panel to avoid supplemental expenses and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. Our search tool can assist you in finding a lender approved solicitor for your home move in Shortlands
I’m about to sell my 2 bed flat in Shortlands. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have recently received a yearly service charge demand – what should I do?
It best that you discharge the maintenance contribution as normal as all ground rent and maintenance charges should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents 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. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to purchase the freehold in Shortlands. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
in cases where there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the price payable.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Shortlands premises is Ravensbourne Lodge 4 Highland Road in February 2013. the Tribunal held that the amount payable for the freehold was £22,268