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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewisham

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Lewisham. My lender is Accord Mortgages

Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 22/5/2024, the requirements read as follows :

What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Lewisham

It would be unwise to be tempted by the cheapest Lewisham conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I am assisting my mother sell her property in Lewisham. Does the conveyancing solicitor order an EPC or do I organise this?

Following the abolition of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a compulsory part of selling a house. An energy assessment must be to hand prior to the property being marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers normally organise. Where you are using a Lewisham conveyancing lawyer they might help arrange EPC’s given their relationships with reputable local providers

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with TSB. Lewisham conveyancing solicitors have been appointed. How long does it take for TSB to forward the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?

There is no definitive answer here. Have TSB conducted the valuation? Have you advised TSB as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the TSB conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Lewisham is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?

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 would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham may determine 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 property.

I am selling my house. My former lawyers has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Lewisham if that affects matters.

Do 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 runs smoothly.

We are in the middle of purchasing a property in Lewisham. Conveyancing lawyer has told us the property is "Leasehold". Does this adversely affect the salability of the property?

Lewisham conveyancing does not usually involve leasehold houses. The crucial consideration here is the unexpired lease term and the ground rent. If it's 999 years with a nominal rent, it's virtually freehold, so it shouldn't impact the marketability significantly.

At the other extreme, if it's, say, Sixty years it is bound to have a adverse effect on the saleability, and probably wouldn't be mortgageable. The length of lease and ground rent will be stated in the lease provided to your property lawyer.

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