I can't travel far from Upper Norwood. I would like to know the reason why all Upper Norwood lawyers are not on all bank panels?
Even though it may seem unfair for banks to restrict who can act for them, from the public’s or lawyer’s point of view, the other side of the coin is that lending institutions are increasingly anxious and consider it crucial to protect them against illegal activities. As a consequence of this concern lenders are limiting their conveyancing panel to a manageable size.
Last April we completed a house move in Upper Norwood. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we consider were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? Can you clarify the nature of searches that should have been carried out for conveyancing in Upper Norwood?
The query is vague as what problems have arisen and if they are unique to conveyancing in Upper Norwood. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated during the buying process are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller completes a form called a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers is incorrect, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Upper Norwood.
It is a dozen years since I acquired my home in Upper Norwood. Conveyancing lawyers have now been retained on the sale but I can't find the deeds. Is this a problem?
You need not be too concerned. Firstly there is a chance that the deeds will be kept by the mortgage company or they may be in the possession of the lawyers who handled the purchase. Secondly in all probability the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Upper Norwood involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is unregistered it is more tricky but is not insurmountable.
Me and my partner are buying a property in Upper Norwood. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On the day of competition we have to send money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
We are aiming to move property in October. Will my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the completion day. On a separate note, can you suggest a removal company in Upper Norwood. Conveyancing lawyer was organised before I stumbled across this site.
On the day of completion you can pick up the house keys from the selling agent but this should only be done after the sellers solicitors inform the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be released. After that you should advise the removal men that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to recommend a specific removal organisation but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Upper Norwood or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Upper Norwood.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with RBS. Upper Norwood conveyancing practitioners were selected. How long does it take for RBS to issue the offer to the conveyancer?
There is no definitive answer here. Have RBS done the survey? Have you informed RBS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the RBS conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Upper Norwood. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.
If the lease is registered - and most are in Upper Norwood - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
After months of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Upper Norwood. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Upper Norwood conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Upper Norwood flat is Flats 55, 67 & 70 Melbourne Court Anerley Road in July 2013. The tribunal calculated that the premium for the extended lease at £48,366.00 for at 55, and £88,329.00 for ats 67 and 70 combined. This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 26.38 years.