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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewisham

Willusing a Lewisham conveyancing lawyer make the legal process smoother?

Lewisham is a special area, where local knowledge counts for a lot. The relaxed pace of life has an upside – but not for your house move. The conveyancers that we work with combine specialist Lewisham intelligence with a professional, can doattitude that helps the conveyancing to progress with the minimum of fuss. It is a distinct advantage where they enjoy established connections with mortgage brokers, local authorities, surveyors and counterpart Lewisham conveyancing practices

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (seven years old) in Lewisham. 95% of the properties are already disposed of. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Lewisham?

Where you are obtaining a loan, your lender will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Lewisham conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have the searches done, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you choose to instruct your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you will need to swap to another solicitor for your conveyancing in Lewisham.

Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Lewisham?

If you are buying a property in Lewisham your solicitor will request that you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is as part of the total price then this should be required shortly ahead of exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

I am planning to move house in December. Should my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Lewisham. Conveyancing lawyer was chosen prior to coming across this website.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to pick up the keys from the selling agent but this should only happen once the previous owners solicitors inform the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you should inform the removal men that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to suggest a specific removal company but can assist you in choosing a conveyancing in Lewisham or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Lewisham.

Can I be sure that the Lewisham conveyancing solicitor on the Aldermore panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Lewisham obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Lewisham. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

What will a local search tell me concerning the house my wife and I purchasing in Lewisham?

Lewisham conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Searchflow The local search plays a central role in most Lewisham conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (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 thirteen subject areas.

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