Having sold my house in Lewisham last March yet the purchaser is texting every few hours to say his conveyancer is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?
Following your sale your lawyer should send the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Where appropriate, your solicitor should also evidence that the mortgage has been paid off to the buyers solicitors. There are no post completion procedures peculiar conveyancing in Lewisham.
We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The lender mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to instruct their panel conveyancer as I would prefer to appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in Lewisham?
Do check but the chances are that allocate you one of their panel solicitors should you take up the "fee-free" deal. Contact the mortgage company and see if they make available a cash alternative. Some banks have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor in Lewisham.
Do I need to take out insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when acquiring a house in Lewisham?
Unless a previous acquisition of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you can take it that solicitors handling conveyancing in Lewisham to continue to suggest a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.
It has been three months since my purchase conveyancing in Lewisham took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I need to swap lawyers as my Lewisham lawyer is not on the mortgage company's approved list of conveyancing solicitors. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
If you haven't yet appointed a solicitor to commence the conveyancing and at this stage simply received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Lewisham that you're thinking of instructing.