Just contacted my conveyancing lawyer in South Norwood who conducted the legals 18 months ago and wanted a conveyancing costs illustration based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold premises and a freehold premises) of similar values with a home loan from Bank of Scotland. It looks as though am now being charged double. Stick with what I know or do I seek out an alternative firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the steep side. Where you are willing to expend time scrutinising prices you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £100 plus VAT. That being said, providing that you were satisfied with the legal work the firm offered you maycome to rue opting for an a cheaper conveyancer. Remember to check that the solicitor can act for Bank of Scotland. You can utilise our search tool to choose a South Norwood conveyancing firm on the Bank of Scotland member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in South Norwood.
Having sold my house in South Norwood last June yet the purchaser is SMS messaging every few hours to say her lawyer is waiting to hear from myconveyancer. What should have happened following completion?
Following your sale your solicitor is duty bound to forward the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. If applicable, your solicitor must also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion procedures just for conveyancing in South Norwood.
What is the best way to investigate if the solicitor carrying out my conveyancing in South Norwood is on the lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society thus paying £192.00 in supplemental conveyancing charges.
Please do take advantage of the search tool on this site. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘South Norwood’ or your location and you will see numerous solicitors offices in South Norwood or near you.
What will a local search inform me regarding the property we're buying in South Norwood?
South Norwood conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Onsearch The local search is essential in every South Norwood conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject sections.
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have since been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in South Norwood. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in South Norwood ?
The majority of houses in South Norwood are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in South Norwood so you should seriously consider looking for a South Norwood conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out alterations. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer should appraise you on the various issues.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a South Norwood conveyancing firm to assist?
Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a South Norwood conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a South Norwood property is Flats 55, 67 & 70 Melbourne Court Anerley Road in July 2013. The tribunal calculated that the premium for the extended lease at £48,366.00 for at 55, and £88,329.00 for ats 67 and 70 combined. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 26.38 years.
If instructed can a conveyancer remove a name from the title of my property in South Norwood ?
Subtracting or adding someone to the title of your property is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a property lawyer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a conveyancer