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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tooting

We were just about to exchange contracts for a semi detached house in Tooting. We have hit a stumbling block. The loan offer with Coventry Building Society expires on 14/2/2019 but the vendors are insisting on a completion date of 18/2/2019. Is it possible to extend the mortgage offer?

The person best placed to address this concern is your solicitors who will assess whether he or she is should be discussing with the bank, owner’s solicitors, property agents or conceivably all parties taking into account what has happend in your transaction to date.

What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Tooting

Do not opt for the cheapest Tooting conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. 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 know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.

Intending to buy a flat in Tooting. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Tooting property lawyer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.

Our sealed bid on a detached house in Tooting has been accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on a flat, however it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other apartments in the pipeline. I have selected a local conveyancing solicitor in Tooting. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage application with Yorkshire BS started?

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 in the region of £1k, then survey, Tooting conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you should check that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Regarding the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the specifics of your transaction, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. In a rising market many home buyers would apply for a home loan with Yorkshire BS and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their lawyer to press on with searches.

I purchased a terraced Victorian property in Tooting. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Britannia. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should read 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 owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Tooting and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

I am buying a new build apartment in Tooting. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Tooting

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

I've found a house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have since been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Tooting. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Tooting ?

Most houses in Tooting are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Tooting so you should seriously consider looking for a Tooting conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the landlord’spermission to carry out alterations. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor should appraise you on the various issues.

I have given up trying to purchase the freehold in Tooting. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to arrive at the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Tooting property is 14 Nutwell Street in January 2014. The premium payable for the acquisition of a new lease of the subject premises was in the sum of £30,523 This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 62.94 years.

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