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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Peckham

As someone not used to conveyancing in Peckham what is your top tip you can impart concerning the ownership transfer in Peckham

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Peckham or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the transaction. E.g., the seller, estate agent and even potentially a bank. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Peckham an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your best interests and to protect you.

Sometimes a potential adversary will attempt to persuade you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For example, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your solicitor is dragging his heels. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do something that is contrary to your solicitors recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

3 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Peckham concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. 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 asset 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.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Peckham before retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to grant a mortgage on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Peckham. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Peckham to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my 2 bed flat in Peckham. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have recently received a yearly service charge demand – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is pay the invoice as usual because all ground rent and service invoices should be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Peckham conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Peckham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Peckham flat is 31 Kings Grove in January 2012. By a claim form issued on 11" August 2011 under action number 1LB01618 in the Lambeth County Court the applicant tenants sought dispensation under section 26 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 from the requirement to serve a notice under section 13 of that Act in order to purchase the freehold of the premises. The Tribunal decided the amount payable for the freehold as £10,728 This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired term was 80.5 years.

There are a number of lawyers listed on your site but can you recommend a good lawyer to do the purchase of an apartment in Peckham. We are hoping to secure the flat for £165000 with a mortgage from UBS. We are in Peckham but dont care where they are.

The purpose of this site is restricted to being a directory service for solicitors who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for UBS in certain locations for instance Peckham . Our intention is not to recommend any specific conveyancer.

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