We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Woolwich endorsed by you but have come across alternative estimates on the internet seem cheaper – how come?
There are a variety of conveyancing organisations advertising at first sight what seems to be extremely cheap conveyancing in Woolwich. We would urge you to think twice as to how much you respect your own move to you are willing to take 'cheap' risks concerning the quality of the conveyancing. Many of them list a low fee to grab your attention but bury additional charges in the fine print..
How up to date is your database of Woolwich solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel? Do Clydesdale send you an updated list?
Woolwich conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Clydesdale directly.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the home buying as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Woolwich. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on the completion date from my lawyer? If so, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Woolwich?
On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Woolwich. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the purchase money to the vendor’s conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be invited to receive the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Woolwich off the council. I have a mortgage offer with TSB. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with TSB, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel.
I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Co-operative. Is it usual for Co-operative to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Woolwich is approved on their conveyancing panel? Co-operative have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Co-operative to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Woolwich before instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks may not issue a loan on such a premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Halifax. If you call us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Woolwich. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Woolwich especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Woolwich.
Am I best advised to choose a Woolwich conveyancing lawyer based in the location that I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can conduct the legal formalities however his firm is located over three hundred miles drive away.
The benefit of a high street Woolwich conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to execute paperwork, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Woolwich know how is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who instructed your friend and they were impressed that should trump using an unknown Woolwich conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being round the corner.
Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Woolwich with the intention of speeding up the sale process?
- Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Woolwich can be reduced where you instruct lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the purchasers’ conveyancers. Many landlords or Management Companies in Woolwich charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should find out the fee that they propose to charge. The management pack sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Woolwich. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s approval? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Woolwich leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or laying down wooden flooring necessitate a licence from the Landlord consenting to such alterations. Where you fail to have the consents in place do not communicate with the landlord without checking with your lawyer first. If there is a history of conflict with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved prior to the flat being marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be warry about purchasing a property where there is a current dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose particulars of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as historic rather than unsettled.
I own a a ground floor purpose built flat in Woolwich. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount due for a lease extension?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Woolwich conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Woolwich premises is 46 Credon Road in January 2014. On 11 September 2013 Deputy District Judge Price sitting at the Bow County Court made a vesting order that the freeholder surrender his lease and be granted a new lease of the Premises on such terms as may be determined by the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).The appropriate sum as concluded by the Tribunal was £7225 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 69.77 years.