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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mitcham

Is there a reason to use a Mitcham conveyancing firm when web based conveyancers are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Mitcham and you should seek an affordable quote but don’t become consumed with looking for the cheapest Mitcham conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a stressful move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist solicitor. Emails can't replace a telephone conversation and are no substitute for a one to one consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor that will tackle your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of hand holding that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you as to any developments and keep you informed. Should you need to call the firm you will be sure who to ask for and we'll ensure you are kept fully informed.

Can you vouch for a The Royal Bank of Scotland approved Mitcham conveyancing practice who can have us moved in within under 3 weeks? Would it be better to use a high street Mitcham conveyancer or a factory type conveyancer?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Mitcham conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Mitcham. Visit some well established law practices and request to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Explain your time frames together with your reasons and get a commitment on speed. Choose the one that genuine.

Will our lawyer be raising questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Mitcham.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Mitcham. Some people will purchase a house in Mitcham, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that can be initiated by the buyer or by their solicitors which can figure out the risks in Mitcham. The standard property information forms given to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard inquiry of the owner to determine whether the property has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser could commence a claim for damages stemming from an incorrect answer. The buyer’s lawyers should also order an environmental search. This should disclose whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations should be made.

How easy is it to transfer to a new firm as I need to select a firm on the Barclays Direct conveyancing list. I hired a high street conveyancing solicitor in Mitcham round the corner but the firm is not accepted by Barclays Direct

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Mitcham on the Barclays Direct panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Mitcham. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Mitcham.

Last July I purchased a leasehold flat in Mitcham. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I am the registered owner of a ground-floor 1960’s flat in Mitcham. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for a lease extension?

in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Mitcham flat is 50 & 52 Southcroft Road in September 2013. The tribunals own valuation determined that the premium payable should be £29,000 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 86.11 and 60.64.

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