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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ladywell

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Ladywell? What am I being asked for?

In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations any Ladywell conveyancing firm will require proof of identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is normally satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill evidencing where you reside.

Under Money Laundering Regulations, property lawyers are obliged by law to check not simply the ID of conveyancing clients but also the origin of the money that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this will lead to your solicitor ending their retainer with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your property lawyers are duty bound to make a disclosure to the appropriate authorities should they consider that any monies received by them may contravene the Money Laundering Regulations.

Just acquired a semi-detached house in Ladywell , how long will it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Ladywell conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to check the land registry aspects are addressed.

As far as conveyancing in Ladywell registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any interested persons or bodies. Currently in the region of three quarters of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but some can be subject to extensive delays. Historically registration takes place after the purchaser has moved in to the property therefore 'speed' is not typically an essential issue yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Ladywell I like with amenity areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Ladywell suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Ladywell. I've discover a site which appears to be the ideal answer If it is possible to get all this stuff done via email that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I own a leasehold house in Ladywell. Conveyancing and TSB mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Ladywell who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Ladywell conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I have given up negotiating a lease extension in Ladywell. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Ladywell conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Ladywell residence is 44 Elmer Road in January 2013. The Tribunal dacied that amount to be paid by the Leaseholders for the Landlords freehold reversion was £12,951 as at the valuation date (20" September 2012).This matter was referred back to the Bromley County Court to deal with costs, fees and any other outstanding matters. This case related to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 74.25 years.

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