Find a Kingston upon Thames Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Kingston upon Thames? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Kingston upon Thames home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames

A loan offer from Nationwide for the remortgage of my 3 bedroom flat is to be issued imminently. Are you able to recommend a low cost conveyancing law firm in Kingston upon Thames?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of a cheap conveyancing solicitors in Kingston upon Thames. Our aim is to provide affordable conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be seduced by brokers enticing you with low cost conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames. At best, in choosing a lawyer for low cost conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst it will result in you being stung for extras and still not end up with the service expected.

Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames?

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Kingston upon Thames and Solicitor partnerships in Kingston upon Thames who can help with your conveyancing It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. The two can conduct associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Kingston upon Thames. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

It is unclear whether my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have telephoned my Kingston upon Thames building society branch on numerous occasions and was reassured it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My Kingston upon Thames conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they will not lend based on their published requirements. Who do I believe?

As long as the solicitor is on the lender approved list, she or he must follow the CML Handbook provisions for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

How does conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Kingston upon Thames approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because builders in Kingston upon Thames typically acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames or who has acted in the same development.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing house to a BTL loan with Barclays Direct and I will use the ballance of the raised equity towards further house. The neighborhood we are interested in is Kingston upon Thames. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two mortgage companies and link together the conveyances?

Make use of our search tool on this site to ensure that the solicitors are on the appropriate lender panels. Having checked that they are your conveyancer will be able to tie up the two deals but you should talk with you lawyer and make clear your desired outcome and requirements.

I inherited a garden flat in Kingston upon Thames. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Kingston upon Thames conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Kingston upon Thames property is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case related to 1 flat.

Are there common deficiencies that you encounter in leases for Kingston upon Thames properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames is not unique. Most leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain provisions are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party. Insurance obligations

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Santander, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Godiva Mortgages Ltd all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to withdraw.

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