Our mortgage company has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Lewisham but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Lewisham round the corner to me. Can you help?
It is by no means the case that all Lewisham conveyancing solicitors are listed all lender’s conveyancing panel. Do make the most of our find an approved solicitor tool to find a Lewisham conveyancing conveyancer on the on the bank panel.
What will a local search inform me regarding the property I am buying in Lewisham?
Lewisham conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as PSG The local search is essential in every Lewisham conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic sections.
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 quick, chain free conveyancing. Lewisham is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?
Flying freeholds in Lewisham are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Lewisham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank 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.
How straightforward is it to use your search tool to choose a conveyancing practitioner in Lewisham on the authorised to act for my lender?
Step one is to select a bank such as Santander, Chelsea Building Society or Platform Home Loans Ltd then choose your preferred area for instance Lewisham. Conveyancing practices in Lewisham and nationally will then be identified.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Lewisham for my house move. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone may read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded telephone calls for training requirements.