What is the best way to search for the right lawyer who can give a first class service for our conveyancing in Bermondsey?
First ask your friends and family whom they would instruct.
Second, search the web for conveyancing in Bermondsey. Phone two or three from the list and ask them to email you their conveyancing costs illustrations and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will conduct your conveyancing ahead ofmaking your choice.
Third is to use this site to help you find the right solicitors taking into account your own requirements including the type of property,deadlines, complexity and who your intended mortgage company is. Resist the temptation to opt for £100 conveyancing in Bermondsey
Finally the sale completed on my house in Bermondsey last May but our buyer keeps Skype messaging every few hours to moan that his lawyer needs to hear from mine. What should have happened following completion?
Following your sale your conveyancer is duty bound to deliver the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Where relevant, your lawyer must also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements peculiar conveyancing in Bermondsey.
My friend recommended that if I am buying in Bermondsey I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Bermondsey conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Bermondsey around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Bermondsey Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Bermondsey.
My wife and I own a terraced Edwardian property in Bermondsey. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and TSB. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Bermondsey and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the position with the conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.
I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one near me in Bermondsey I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Bermondsey in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?
If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be an issue. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.