My wife and I are purchasing a flat in South East London. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we will need to put our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in South East London what would it be?
Do not opt for the cheapest South East London conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
Our offer on a property in South East London has been agreed to, the sellers do however have an associated purchase. The vendors have put an offer on a property, but it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other apartments in the pipeline. I have instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in South East London. What do I do now? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Clydesdale?
It is usual to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then valuation, South East London conveyancing search costs, etc). The first thing to do is ensure that your conveyancer is on the Clydesdale approved list. As to the subsequent stages this very much depends on the specifics of your transaction, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market some buyers would apply for the mortgage with Clydesdale and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their conveyancing practitioner to press on with the conveyancing in South East London.
I need some expedited conveyancing in South East London as I am under pressure to exchange contracts within one month. A home loan is not required. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are are a cash buyer you are at free not to do searches although no law firm would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in South East London the following are examples of issues that can be revealed and therefore affect market value: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
I purchased a semi-detached Edwardian property in South East London. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Bank of Scotland. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in South East London and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
My company is hoping to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering no-move-no charges for non-domestic conveyancing in South East London for less than £1,200?
We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in South East London, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are intending to purchase or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can find you the right firm. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or email us so that we can furnish you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.
I have recently placed an offer on a leasehold flat in South East London and the estate agent that we are using suggested his conveyancing practitioner. She quoted nine hundred pounds plus VAT and 3rd party costs. Does this sound reasonable?
Don't just go on a single quote. One should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in South East London. Then select one that you trust and crucially, is on the approved list of the mortgage company that you have applied for a mortgage from.