As a FTB what is the most important number one tip you can give me about purchase conveyancing in South Norwood?
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in South Norwood and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. For example, the seller, property agent and sometimes your bank. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in South Norwood an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the process whose interest is to look after your best interests and to protect you.
Every so often a potential adversary will attempt to persuade you that it is in your interests to do things their way. As an example, the property agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your solicitor is wrong. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do something that is against your conveyancers advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.
We are selling our house in South Norwood and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A high street South Norwood lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a national conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in South Norwood. Having lived in South Norwood for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You must 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 life insurance to cover that same ailment)
I am buying a new build apartment in South Norwood. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in South Norwood
Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please supply a car parking plan. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in South Norwood in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks may not give a loan on such a premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in South Norwood. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
Is it best to appoint a South Norwood conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can handle the legal work but her office is a couple of hundredkilometers drive away.
The primary upside of using a high street South Norwood conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local intelligence which is a bonus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and in the main were happy that should outweigh using an unfamiliar South Norwood conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.
A couple of months ago I was told by my mortgage company that their approved solicitors work on no move no charge basis for conveyancing in South Norwood. I had a purchase abort and now the solicitors have requested search fees! They say the fees are independent!
By promising "no completion no fee" South Norwood conveyancing practices are writing off their charges for any work done. We must stress this is not to be regarded as an insurance scheme. you will still need to reimburse any costs that the conveyancing practitioner has outlayed for you such as South Norwood local authority searches