It is 10 years ago since I purchased my property in Sidcup. Conveyancing solicitors have now been instructed on the sale but I can't find the title deeds. Will this cause complications?
You need not be too concerned. First the deeds may be kept by the mortgage company or they could stored with the lawyers who oversaw the purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring current official copies of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Sidcup relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is not registered it is more problematic but is not insurmountable.
I am selling our property in Sidcup and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being 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 national conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Sidcup. We have lived in Sidcup for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain clarification need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of 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 health insurance to cover that same sickness)
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Sidcup is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Sidcup are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Sidcup you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Sidcup may ascertain 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 residence.
I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Sidcup. I have discover a site which appears to be the perfect answer If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via phone that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
I today plan to offer on a house that appears to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently been informed that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Sidcup. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Sidcup ?
The majority of houses in Sidcup are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Sidcup so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Sidcup conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor will report to you on the legal implications.
Following years of dialogue we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Sidcup. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
if there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the price payable.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Sidcup premises is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case related to 1 flat.
My husband and I are searching for an affordable conveyancing solicitor in Sidcup to purchase a apartment. I I am fearful of appointing the wrong one and there are many Sidcup conveyancing organisations to pick from...who's the best?
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