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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewisham

Should lawyers ask for money on account for conveyancing in Lewisham?

If you are buying a property in Lewisham your solicitor will request that you put them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any down payment is as part of the sale price then this should be needed immediately before exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

My mortgage company has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Lewisham but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Lewisham or nearer to where I live. Are you able to assist?

It is by no means the case that all Lewisham conveyancing firms are on all banks conveyancing panel. Do make the most of our search tool to locate a Lewisham conveyancing firm on the on the bank panel.

Just acquired a terraced house in Lewisham , how long should it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Lewisham conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure the land registry aspects are concluded.

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Lewisham registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry have to notify any third parties. As of today approximately 80% of submission are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Historically registration occurs after the buyer has moved in to the property thus an expedited registration is not always an essential issue yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Lewisham is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Lewisham are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Lewisham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Lewisham. I happened to discover a site which appears to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all the legals completed via web that would be preferable. Do I need to be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

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?

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