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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lambeth

Can the conveyancing lawyers highlighted via your ’find a lawyer’ tool perform right to buy conveyancing in Lambeth?

We work with a number of conveyancing lawyers carrying out right to buy conveyancing matters Do call the lawyers listed with a view to get a conveyancing quote.

Do lawyers request money on account when it comes to conveyancing in Lambeth?

If you are buying a property in Lambeth your solicitor will request that you place them with monies to cover the search fees. Generally this is called for to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is payable against the sale price then this should be needed immediately prior to exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer a couple of days prior to the day of completion.

Have purchased a a detached house in Lambeth , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record my ownership? My Lambeth conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure the post completion formalities are addressed.

As far as conveyancing in Lambeth registration is no faster or slower than the rest of England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry communicate with any other parties. As of today roughly three quarters of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be extensive delays. Historically registration takes place after the new owner is living at the property so 'speed' is not always primary concern yet if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor can speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I'm converting the mortgage on my current home to a BTL loan with Bank of Scotland and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on a second house. The neighborhood we are looking at is Lambeth. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two lenders and tie in the conveyances?

Do use our comparison tool on this site to be sure that the conveyancers are on the relevant lender panels. On the basis that they are the solicitor should be able to tie up the two deals but you should have a chat with you lawyer and make apparent your expectations and needs.

I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Lambeth. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation 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. A critical element 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).

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in negotiating a lease extension in Lambeth. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to determine the price.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Lambeth premises is Flats 12A & 19, Evelyn Mansions Carlisle Place in June 2009. The Tribunal held that the price to be paid for the new lease of Flat 12A is £168,824, For the other flat the price was set at £169,110 This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 56 years.

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