Is it realistic for conveyancing in Surbiton to be completed in less than a month?
In a situation where you are under time constraints for your conveyancing it is highly recommended that your lawyer is familiar with the area as they will have local relationships and insight. It is even conceivable that they may have transacted previoushomes in the same road. Therefore consider using a Surbiton conveyancing lawyer. Second, be sure that the conveyancing firm is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is believed that nearly one in five of Surbiton conveyancing deals are delayed or jeopardised after finding out that a buyer’s lawyer was not on their banks list of approved solicitors. This can often result in the legal transfer of property being frustrated by as much as three weeks. It is estimated that this issue impacts in the region of one hundred thousand home sales every year. Most Surbiton conveyancing firms can not act for certain lenders so do check as early as possible.
Our bank has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Surbiton but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Surbiton or nearer to where I live. Are you able to assist?
It is by no means the case that all Surbiton conveyancing firms are approved and listed on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Use the above search tool to choose a Surbiton conveyancing firm on the on the lender panel.
What does a local search inform me regarding the property I am purchasing in Surbiton?
Surbiton conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Searchflow The local search plays an important part in most Surbiton conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should supply data 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 topic areas.
I have been pointed in your direction by a couple of local property agents in Surbiton to select a property lawyer on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your lawyers over alternative conveyancing organisations?
We refuse to make any commission for pointing buyers and sellers to this site. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
Back In 2001, I bought a leasehold house in Surbiton. Conveyancing and Platform Home Loans Ltd mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing practitioner in Surbiton who previously acted has now retired. What should I do?
First make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Surbiton conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I am the registered owner of a a ground floor purpose built flat in Surbiton. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum payable for the purchase of the freehold?
Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Surbiton conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Surbiton flat is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case related to 1 flat.
I am looking to buy a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Surbiton who is on the bank conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a Surbiton or local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the lender who carry out conveyancing in Surbiton. We dont recommend any particular conveyancing practice.