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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Eltham

Can you help - my lawyer says that lack of right of way insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for New Eltham conveyancing?

The right level of lack of right of way indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Yorkshire Building Society and Skipton Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

I am purchasing a property in New Eltham. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Coventry BS be concerned?

As your lender is Coventry BS your lawyer must comply with the formal requirements contained in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Coventry BS. The CML Handbook contains minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Coventry BS where a lease does not satisfy these specifications. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to New Eltham.

I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by TSB. Is it usual for TSB to only issue the offer once my solicitor in New Eltham is approved on their conveyancing panel? TSB have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for TSB to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the TSB conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

I purchased my flat on 9 August and my personal details is yet to be on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in New Eltham advises it should be concluded inside ten days. Are properties in New Eltham particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in New Eltham registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust according to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry must send notices to any third persons or bodies. As of today roughly 80% of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be extensive delays. Historically registration is effected after the buyer is living at the property so registration formalities is not typically top priority yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in New Eltham before appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not give a mortgage on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in New Eltham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

In surfing the internet for the term cheap conveyancing in New Eltham it reveals many solicitorslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancer for my move?

The preferential method of choosing the right conveyancer is through a personal recommendation, so ask friends and relatives who have purchased a property in New Eltham or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in New Eltham differ, so it's advisable to obtain a minimum of three costs illustrations from varying types of conveyancers. Be sure to obtain confirmation that the costs are guaranteed not to increase.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in New Eltham. Before I get started I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is registered - and almost all are in New Eltham - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I have given up trying to purchase the freehold in New Eltham. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a New Eltham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a New Eltham residence is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case affected 1 flat.

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