Having sold my house in West Dulwich last February yet the purchaser is SMS messaging daily to say their lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?
Following your disposal your solicitor is obliged to deliver the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer should also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion requirements just for conveyancing in West Dulwich.
I am purchasing a right to buy a flat in West Dulwich. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in West Dulwich you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank'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 West Dulwich.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my home are lost. The solicitors who handled the conveyancing in West Dulwich 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
Nowadays there are copies made of almost everything, and your lawyer should be aware exactly where to locate all the relevant documentation so you can buy or dispose of your property without a hitch. If duplicates can’t be found, your solicitor may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities against possible claims on the premises.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. West Dulwich is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in West Dulwich are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside West Dulwich you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in West Dulwich may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
I am looking to sell my home. My previous solicitors closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in West Dulwich if that affects matters.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in West Dulwich. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have since discovered that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in West Dulwich. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in West Dulwich ?
Most houses in West Dulwich are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in West Dulwich in which case you should be shopping around for a West Dulwich conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’spermission to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor will advise you fully on all the issues.