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Ready to buy a new home in Twickenham? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Twickenham transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Twickenham

How do I find the right solicitor to give a quality service for my conveyancing in Twickenham?

Option 1 is to ask connections whom they would seek assistance from.

Option 2 is to look on the internet for conveyancing in Twickenham. Phone a couple or more firms listed and request that they email you their conveyancing estimate and have a conversation with the lawyer who will conduct the conveyancing in advance ofcommitting.

Third is to make use of this site to help you find the right solicitors taking into account your own requirements including location,speed, complications and who the proposed mortgage company is. Resist the temptation to appoint £99 conveyancing in Twickenham

About to place a bid on a leasehold flat in Twickenham. The property agents advise that it is usual for flats in Twickenham to have less than 75 years unexpired on the lease. I am getting a loan with Virgin. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has 70 years to go.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 8/4/2019 the requirements read as follows :

85 years at the time of completion. If it's less, we require it to be extended on or before completion.

is it true that all Twickenham solicitor firms on the Barclays conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Barclays approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the organisation would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We are getting the release of further funds on our mortgage from Yorkshire BS as we want to conduct improvements to our house in Twickenham. Do we need to appoint a local Twickenham solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Yorkshire BS don't usually appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Yorkshire BS list.

I had an offer accepted on an apartment in Twickenham on 11/2/2019, valuation was booked five days later, all came back fine. Solicitor retained, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Yorkshire BS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Yorkshire BS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

My husband and I are new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, but the selling agent told us that the owners will only proceed if we appoint the agent's chosen lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Twickenham

It is improbable the owners are behind this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Contact the vendors directly and explain that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to instruct your own,trusted Twickenham conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a referral fee or hit his conveyancing figures set by HQ.

I own a leasehold house in Twickenham. Conveyancing and Clydesdale mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Twickenham who previously acted has now retired. Do I pay?

First contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to incur the fees of a Twickenham conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Following months of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Twickenham. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Twickenham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Twickenham property is Ground Floor Flat 91 Bath Road in May 2009. in a case where the freeholder could not be traced, the Brentford County Court ordered that the Lease be surrendered in return for the grant of a new lease of the Premises at a premium determined by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. The tribunal concluded that the price payable by the Applicant for the new lease of the premises be £15,900 This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 60.45 years.

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