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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Teddington

I do hope you can assist me. My Teddington solicitor is advising me that he has toorder Teddington conveyancing searches stemming from the fact thatthe firm are on the Santanderconveyancing panel. Is this really necessary?

You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with a bank your property lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Teddington conveyancing searches.

I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Teddington. I now require my papers however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Teddington 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.

What does commercial conveyancing in Teddington cover?

Teddington conveyancing for business premises covers a wide array of advice, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

In scouring the web for the phrase on line conveyancing in Teddington it shows results of many property lawyersin the area. How do I determine which is the right property lawyer for purchase transaction?

The ideal way of seeking the right conveyancer is through a personal referral, so seek the counsel of colleagues and those you trust who have bought a property in Teddington or the reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Teddington vary, so it's advisable to obtain a minimum of three costs illustrations from different property lawyers. Dont forget to clarify that the fees are fixed.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Teddington with the intention of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Teddington can be avoided if you get in touch lawyers as soon as you market your property and ask them to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the buyers’ solicitors.
  • You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be wise to verify this by asking your lawyers. A purchaser's conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the lease term is less than 80 years. It is therefore essential at an early stage that you identify whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale. Many landlords or Management Companies in Teddington levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Teddington. If there is a history of any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved before the property is put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be warry about purchasing a property where there is a current dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as historic rather than unresolved.

I own a ground-floor 1950’s flat in Teddington. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for the purchase of the freehold?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to judgment on the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Teddington premises is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case was in relation to 1 flat.

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