I am planning to acquire a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Abbey Wood who is on the Chelsea Building Society approved. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Chelsea Building Society in certain locations such as Abbey Wood. We dont recommend any particular firm.
We are buying a flat in Abbey Wood. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to put money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I just bought a property at auction in Abbey Wood. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?
Now that you are for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you now have to find a conveyancing lawyer quickly as you now have a pending a fixed date to complete the property. Every auction property should have an associated legal set of papers. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the conveyancing papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork relating to a leasehold property. You need to hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.
Can I be sure that the Abbey Wood conveyancing solicitor on the Principality panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Abbey Wood seeking recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.
What will a local search inform me concerning the house we're purchasing in Abbey Wood?
Abbey Wood conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Xpress Legal The local search plays an important role in many a Abbey Wood conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (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 subject headings.
I'm buying my first flat in Abbey Wood with a loan from The Mortgage Works. The developers refused to move on the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The sale representative advised me not reveal to my solicitor about this side-deal as it may affect my mortgage with The Mortgage Works. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I acquired a property in Abbey Wood last 19/1/2018 and to date it is still not recorded with HMLR. It was part of a development site and my solicitor told me that it may take twelve months to complete the registration formalities. I have contacted the Land Registry directly and they have informed me the initial application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. Do I need to be concerned?
It is your lawyer that you should get in touch with in order to satisfy any questions which have been raised as part of the registration process for your Abbey Wood property. Normal Abbey Wood conveyancing practice includes an undertaking on the part of the seller's solicitor that they will help resolve any requirements raised by HMLR so it may be a case of taking action to enforce that undertaking if necessary.