Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is removed from the Skipton Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Walworth?
First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
The deeds to my property can not be found. The solicitors who did the conveyancing in Walworth 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?
As long as the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be recorded by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to execute a search at the Land Registry, find your house and secure up to date copies of the property title for less than a fiver. If the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally hold a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for a small fee.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Walworth is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can give?
Flying freeholds in Walworth are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Walworth you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Walworth may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
I am selling my house. My former lawyers closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Walworth if that affects matters.
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I have just started marketing my ground floor flat in Walworth. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have recently received a quarterly service charge demand – what should I do?
The sensible thing to do is pay the invoice as you normally would given that all rents and service invoices should be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
Having spent years of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Walworth. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Walworth conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Walworth premises is 28 Valmar Road in June 2013. this was a case with an absentee freeholder. As a result the leaseholders applied to the Lambeth County Court for an order dispensing with the giving of a notice of claim. On 25 April 2013 District Judge Zimmels made a vesting order and directed that the matter should be transferred to this tribunal to determine the premium. The tribunal concluded on a figure of £1,125 This case was in relation to 3 flats. The unexpired lease term was 968 years.