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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest Hill

We see that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Forest Hill?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Forest Hill.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Forest Hill

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Forest Hill and Solicitor partnerships in Forest Hill to choose from We would stress that the two are regulated professionals specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. The two can conduct associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I am aiming to move home in March. Should my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in Forest Hill. Conveyancing firm was organised prior to coming across this site.

On the afternoon of completion you can pick up the house keys from your selling agent however this can only take place after the previous owners solicitors inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be released. You will need to advise the removal men that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a specific removal company but can assist you in locating a conveyancing in Forest Hill or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Forest Hill.

I am buying a property in Forest Hill. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. RBS have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that your lender is RBS your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for RBS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to RBS where a lease fails to satisfy these requirements. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Forest Hill.

I require expedited conveyancing in Forest Hill as I am faced with pressure to sign on the dotted line within 2 weeks. Thankfully I do not require a mortgage. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are are a cash purchaser you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no lawyer would suggest that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Forest Hill the following are instances of what can arise and therefore affect future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I am a negotiator for a busy estate agent office in Forest Hill where we see a few leasehold sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Forest Hill conveyancing firms. Could you shed some light as to whether the owner of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Forest Hill conveyancing firm to help?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Forest Hill conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Forest Hill property is Flat 1 40-42 Ewelme Road in August 2012. the Tribunal assessed the premium for the lease extension in the sum of £11,800 This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 61.81 years.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to have a meeting at the offices of the bank conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Forest Hill so that I can pop in to their offices if required.

As opposed to twenty years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Forest Hill.

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