It has come to my attention via my IFA that my Battersea the law firm I have appointed is not on the mortgage company Solicitor panel. How can I be certain that this is indeed the case?
Your first step should be to contact your Battersea lawyer directly. You lawyer should notify you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Battersea conveyancing practice that is on the conveyancing panel for your bank.
Would the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site conduct right to buy conveyancing in Battersea?
We do have numerous conveyancing conveyancers who can conduct right to buy transactions Do get in touch with us with a view to get a costs calculation.
Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Battersea even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance if I intend to acquire a shop in Battersea with a mortgage from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society?
Our comparison service is predominantly utilised to select domestic conveyancing solicitors in Battersea but we have set out at the bottom of this page some Battersea commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the company directly to see if they can also act for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
My colleague recommended that where I am purchasing in Battersea I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Battersea conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Battersea around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Battersea Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Battersea Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Battersea.
If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £450,000 flat in Battersea next Monday. The management company has quoted £396 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Battersea?
Battersea conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes normally requires the purchaser’s solicitor submitting questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to assist. They are entitled to charge a reasonable charge for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it exceeds £800. The administration charge required by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration charges, otherwise the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality one has little option but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to complete the sale of your home.
I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Battersea. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for the purchase of the freehold?
Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Battersea conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Battersea residence is 150A Albert Palace Mansions Lurline Gardens in July 2013. The Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the new lease of the subject property was £42,069 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 57.06 years.