I am buying a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in South West London who is on the Yorkshire Building Society approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Yorkshire Building Society in certain locations such as South West London. We dont recommend any particular firm.
My father pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in South West London there may be a number of restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?
There are a number of properties in South West London which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in South West London should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
How can we tell if a South West London conveyancing solicitor on the RBS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in South West London seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.
We were going to get a DIP from Yorkshire BS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Yorkshire BS recommend any South West London solicitors on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint South West London solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Yorkshire BS through the process.
How does conveyancing in South West London differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in South West London approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because house builders in South West London typically purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in South West London or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. South West London is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in South West London are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in South West London you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in South West London may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
Should I use a South West London conveyancing solicitor based in the vicinity that I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can execute the conveyancing but his firm is located a couple of hundredmiles drive away.
The benefit of a high street South West London conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to sign documents, present your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local South West London know how is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and the majority were content that should outweigh using an unknown South West London conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.