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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Beckenham

Would the conveyancing solicitors that are recommend handle auction conveyancing in Beckenham?

We know of a few auction lawyers we can connect you with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Beckenham is just one of our areas of in which our lawyers have offices.

I am buying a semi-detached house in Beckenham. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Beckenham 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 Beckenham.

Will our solicitor be asking questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Beckenham.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors specialising in conveyancing in Beckenham. There are those who acquire a house in Beckenham, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that may be undertaken by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Beckenham. The conventional set of information supplied to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard question of the owner to determine if the premises has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the seller, then a purchaser may commence a claim for damages as a result of such an incorrect response. The buyer’s lawyers may also carry out an enviro search. This should higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be carried out.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Beckenham is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Beckenham are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Beckenham you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Beckenham may decide 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 premises.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Beckenham conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Beckenham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Beckenham property is 26 Manor Road in July 2010. the Tribunal decided that price to be paid for the freehold was £12,420 This case affected 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 76.75 and 88.83.

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Beckenham what are the most frequent lease problems?

Leasehold conveyancing in Beckenham is not unique. All leases are individual and drafting errors can result in certain clauses are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall A provision to repair to or maintain parts of the premises

You could encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. National Westminster Bank, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Nottingham Building Society all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, obliging the buyer to pull out.

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