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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewisham

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (seven years built) in Lewisham. 95% of the flats are already sold. Do I need carry out the local searches for my conveyancing in Lewisham?

If you are buying a property with the assistance of a loan, your bank will need some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Lewisham conveyancing searches are optional. Your solicitor, will ’encourage’, perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should not go ahead without searches, but he or she is duty bound in this regard. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you insist that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or it may be necessary to instruct a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Lewisham.

Should our solicitor be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Lewisham.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Lewisham. Plenty of people will purchase a property in Lewisham, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which should figure out the risks in Lewisham. The conventional set of information supplied to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard inquiry of the vendor to discover whether the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the seller, then a purchaser could commence a claim for damages resulting from an incorrect response. A buyer’s lawyers may also carry out an enviro search. This should disclose whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be made.

We are a fortnight into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to solicitors by the estate agent to execute conveyancing in Lewisham. I am am extremely dissatisfied with the quality of service. Can you help me find new lawyers?

They would need to be very bad in order to consider changing them. Has the mortgage been generated? If so you need to make them aware of the new conveyancer and get the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. The conveyancer should be on the lenders panel to avoid added fees and complications. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. Our find a solicitor tool will help you find a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Lewisham

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement flat in Lewisham. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have just had a quarterly service charge demand – what should I do?

It best that you pay the maintenance contribution as usual because all rents and service invoices should be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I inherited a garden flat in Lewisham. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium payable for the purchase of the freehold?

Where there is a missing freeholder or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Lewisham premises is 73 Walerand Road in August 2012. the result of the findings of the Tribunal led to a premium to be paid for the extended lease in respect of Flat 73 in the sum of £10,040. The premium applicable in respect of Flat 85 was £5,710. This case affected 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 72 years.

What is the reason for new build conveyancing in Lewisham being more expensive?

Conveyancing in Lewisham for newly converted or new build properties often involve adoption of highways & drains, building regulations approval, planning permission, new build warranties such NHBC as well as supplemental queries and contractual concerns.

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