Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Thornton Heath even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for instance if I wish to buy a shop in Thornton Heath with a mortgage from Alliance & Leicester ?
Our comparison service is mainly utilised to help choose residential conveyancing solicitors in Thornton Heath but we have listed at the bottom of this page a few Thornton Heath commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the company directly to establish if they can also act for Alliance & Leicester
we are a couple who are purchasing a newbuild apartment in Thornton Heath with a homeloan from Barclays .We have a Thornton Heath conveyancing solicitor but Barclays advised that her practice is not on their "panel". It seems we are left with no choice but to instruct a Barclays panel firm or keep our preferred solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that Barclays use our lawyer?
No, not really. The mortgage issued to you is subject to its terms and conditions, a common one being that solicitors will be on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Until recently, most mortgage companies had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Barclays
Should I use a Thornton Heath conveyancing solicitor based in the location that I am purchasing? An old friend can conduct the legal formalities but his firm is located approximately 350miles away.
The benefit of a high street Thornton Heath conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust instructed your friend and in the main were happy that should trump using an unfamiliar Thornton Heath conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.
There are only Seventy years unexpired on my flat in Thornton Heath. I am keen to extend my lease but my landlord is absent. What options are available to me?
On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you have done all that could be expected to locate the freeholder. On the whole an enquiry agent would be helpful to conduct investigations and to produce an expert document which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer in relation to investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Thornton Heath.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Thornton Heath conveyancing firm to help?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Thornton Heath conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Thornton Heath flat is Ground Floor Flat 14 Lodge Road in October 2013. the tribunal held that the price payable for the acquisition of the extended lease of the property should be £12,590 .00 This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 69.46 years.
Do I stop my mortgage payments with Co-operative once a completion date for my sale in Thornton Heath has been agreed?
You are best advised to keep meeting any mortgage sums to Co-operative until the mortgage is repaid on completion as part of your Thornton Heath conveyancing.