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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eltham

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Eltham. I I am struggling to find out if they are on the The Mortgage Works approved list of lawyers. Could you advise?

You should e-mail your solicitor and enquire if they can act for the lender. Alternatively you can call The Mortgage Works who may be able to assist.

My wife and I are intent on selling our house in Eltham and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any high street Eltham lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using an internet conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Eltham. Having lived in Eltham for six years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation need.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Eltham. Now, I need my files but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Eltham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Eltham. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

After years of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Eltham. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Eltham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Eltham residence is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case affected 1 flat.

I have finally had an offer on an maisonette in Eltham accepted, the vendor does however have a dependent purchase. The current proprietors have submitted an offer on on an apartment, although it’s not yet tied up, and are looking at other properties booked. I have chosen a local conveyancing solicitor in Eltham. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with TSB started with TSB?

It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is a chain given your reluctance to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Eltham conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to check that your conveyancer is on the TSB approved list. Regarding the subsequent phase this very much dictated by the circumstances of your transaction, desire for the property and on the state of the market. During a rising market the majority of home buyers would apply for the mortgage with TSB and pay for the survey and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with the conveyancing in Eltham.

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