I am acquiring a property without a mortgage in Thamesmead. I have resided for the last 15 years in Thamesmead. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. As I have knowledge of the road and vicinity very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?
If you not getting a home loan, then all but one or two of the Thamesmead conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your conveyancer will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but he has a professional duty to do this. One thing to take into account; if you are intend to sell the house at a future date, it will likely be be of interest to your prospective buyer what the searches disclose. There are plenty of instances where properties with apparent issues can still show up negative search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Thamesmead should be able to give you some constructive guidance concerning this.
I am buying a terraced house in Thamesmead. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Thamesmead you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Thamesmead.
There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Thamesmead but how do I know who I should use?
Do not opt for the cheapest Thamesmead conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
I am assisting my aunt sell her property in Thamesmead. Will the conveyancing solicitor order an energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to see to?
After the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was maintained a compulsory element of moving property. An EPC must be to hand in advance of the property being marketed. This is not something that conveyancers ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Thamesmead conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with reputable Thamesmead accredited person
Having read lots of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Thamesmead solicitor - who is on the UBS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
UBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually UBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Thamesmead surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Thamesmead. I now require my papers however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Thamesmead of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
My husband and I may need to let out our Thamesmead garden flat for a while due to taking a sabbatical. We used a Thamesmead conveyancing firm in 2001 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to seek any guidance as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?
Some leases for properties in Thamesmead do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Thamesmead conveyancing firm to assist?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Thamesmead conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Thamesmead property is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case affected 13 flats. The unexpired lease term was 76 years.
Been on the hunt for a property lawyer for freehold sale conveyancing in Thamesmead. We are selling, simple no mortgage to pay off, no hurry, no onward chain. Had an estimate from a lawyer for £1000 plus VAT which is a tad steep given that its so straightforward. Can I pay less for conveyancing in Thamesmead?
Considering it’s a sale only, £425 + VAT would be about the best for a Thamesmead solicitor firm.