Much to our surprise we have been told by our mortgage adviser that my Pimlico the law firm I have appointed is not on the bank Solicitor panel. How can I check?
Your first step should be to call your Pimlico lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.
We are looking to buy a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Pimlico who is on the Clydesdale approved panel. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Clydesdale . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Pimlico.
Our mortgage company has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Pimlico but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Pimlico or nearer to where I live. Are you able to assist?
Not all Pimlico conveyancing practices are approved and listed on all banks conveyancing panel. Use our find an approved solicitor tool to identify a Pimlico conveyancing conveyancer on the on the mortgage company panel.
I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when buying a residence in Pimlico? or I am told that there is historic law that means some homeowners residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Pimlico?
Unless a previous acquisition of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you may take it that lawyers handling conveyancing in Pimlico to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Pimlico. Conveyancing and Godiva Mortgages Ltd mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing practitioner in Pimlico who acted for me is not around. What should I do?
First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Pimlico conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in Pimlico. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Pimlico flat is Flats 12A & 19, Evelyn Mansions Carlisle Place in June 2009. The Tribunal held that the price to be paid for the new lease of Flat 12A is £168,824, For the other flat the price was set at £169,110 This case affected 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 56 years.