I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and have to be out of my let out property in South Norwood by 6/6/2019. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. Can I complete in 4 weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?
Generally one should not give notice on a rental unless exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not already done so, notify to your solicitor and urge them to they apply pressure on the sellers lawyers, try to a target completion date that all parties will aim to achieve
At what point does exchange of contracts take place for residential conveyancing in South Norwood and do I need to attend the solicitors branch?
If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in South Norwood you are welcome to attend to sign documents. That being said, the firms we recommend offer a countrywide conveyancing service and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The executing of the property agreement is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is necessary for the solicitor to address the formalities at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in South Norwood)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
I am looking to buy a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in South Norwood who is on the Leeds Building Society solicitor. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Leeds Building Society in certain locations such as South Norwood. We dont recommend any particular firm.
Should my solicitor be raising enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in South Norwood.
Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in South Norwood. Plenty of people will buy a property in South Norwood, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.
Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that may be initiated by the buyer or by their solicitors which should give them a better understanding of the risks in South Norwood. The standard information given to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a usual question of the owner to discover whether the property has historically flooded. If the residence has been flooded in past which is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate response. The buyer’s lawyers may also order an environmental report. This will higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations should be initiated.
The deeds to my house are lost. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in South Norwood 4 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?
Gone are the days when you need to hold title deeds to prove you are the owner of your registered land or premises, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
I have recently realised that I have 72 years remaining on my lease in South Norwood. I now want to extend my lease but my freeholder is can not be found. What are my options?
If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to find the landlord. On the whole an enquiry agent may be useful to conduct investigations and to produce an expert document which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing South Norwood.
Following months of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in South Norwood. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a South Norwood conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a South Norwood residence 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 related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 26.38 years.