My lender has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Dulwich but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Dulwich local to me. Are you able to help?
It is by no means the case that all Dulwich conveyancing practitioners are approved and listed on all banks conveyancing panel. Use our search tool to choose a Dulwich conveyancing conveyancer on the on the mortgage company panel.
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Dulwich in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders tend not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Dulwich. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Dulwich especially if they are familiar with such properties in Dulwich.
My uncle has recommend that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Dulwich. Do I follow his recommendation?
No doubt the best way to find a conveyancing practitioner is to get recommendations from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the conveyancer that you are considering.
What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Dulwich conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Dulwich conveyancing firm) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Dulwich conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:
How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation? What are the costs for lease extension conveyancing?
Following months of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Dulwich. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to determine the price.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Dulwich residence is 60 Taymount Grange Taymount Rise in June 2012. The Tribunal determined the premium at £13,346 for a lease extension of a further 90 years This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 64 years.
What is the difference between surveying and conveyancing in Dulwich?
Conveyancing - in Dulwich or anywhere in England and Wales - is the legal term given to transferring legal title of property from one person to another. It therefore includes the investigation of the title. Whether buying or selling, you should be aware of anything affecting the property such as proposals by government departments, illegal buildings, or outstanding rates. The conveyancer should conduct the appropriate searches and inquiries on the property. Surveying relates to the structure of a property itself. A surveyor will look at a house, flat and any outbuildings you’re intending to buy and will help you find out about the condition of the building and, if there are problems, give you a powerful reason for reducing the price down or asking the vendor to remedy the problems prior to you complete your move.