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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewisham

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Lewisham? Why is this being asked of me?

It is indeed that case that these requests have nothing to do with conveyancing in Lewisham. However these days you will not be able to proceed with any conveyancing process without first supplying proof of your identity. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence plus a utility bill. Remember if you are supplying your driving licence as evidence of identification it must be both the paper section and photo card part, one is not sufficient without the other.

Verification of your origin of monies is necessary under Money Laundering Regulations. Don’t be offended when when this is requested of you as your conveyancing solicitor must retain this information on record. Your Lewisham conveyancing practitioner will require evidence of proof of funds before they are able to accept any monies from you into their client account and they will also ask additional queries concerning the source of funds.

I am looking for a flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Lewisham I like with a park and station nearby, however it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Lewisham suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

I am downsizing from my property. My past solicitors have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Lewisham if that affects matters.

You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Lewisham. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

Should I instruct a Lewisham conveyancing solicitor based in the area that I am buying? An old friend can perform the conveyancing but they are based 300miles drive away.

The primary upside of using a high street Lewisham conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign documents, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and in the main were impressed that should outweigh using an unknown Lewisham conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being round the corner.

Is planning permission necessary to change a house into a couple of flats in Lewisham? This has taken place to a house adjacent to my home in Lewisham and was not aware of the conversion until it was done.

Planning permission is required for converting a single house in Lewisham into apartments but probably not for reverting back to single dwelling-house so, simply put, yes,a it is needed.

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