I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Streatham. I now require my file however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Streatham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Streatham in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may refuse to give a loan on a flying freehold premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can look into this further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Streatham. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Streatham to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
How do I use the search app to find a conveyancing solicitor in Streatham on the authorised to act for my mortgage?
Step one is to pick a lender such as Accord Mortgages Ltd, The Mortgage Works or Bank of Ireland then specify your location for example Streatham. Conveyancing firms in Streatham and nationally should be identified.
Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in trying to purchase the freehold in Streatham. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Streatham conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Streatham residence is Flat 12, Newlands Court Streatham Common North in May 2012. the decision of the Tribunal was that the premium payable by the Applicants to the Respondent for the new lease of the Premises be £70,140. This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 23.25 years.
What makes a Streatham lease unacceptable for security purposes?
Leasehold conveyancing in Streatham is not unique. Most leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can result in certain provisions are wrong. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:
Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the premises
You may encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. National Westminster Bank, Virgin Money, and Aldermore all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to pull out.
I was advised by my mortgage company that their approved conveyancers operate no move no fee basis for conveyancing in Streatham. My purchase aborted nevertheless the solicitors want search fees! They say the fees are seperate!
in offering "no move no fee" Streatham conveyancing firms are writing off their fees for any work done. We should point out that this does not constitute an insurance scheme. you will still be expected to cover any disbursements that your solicitor has expended on your behalf for example Streatham local authority checks