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Local issues considered by Lewisham Conveyancing Solicitors

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Lewisham Chancel Searches

Chancel Repair Liability is an ancient interest benefiting many churches across England and Wales, potentially allowing the church to require owners of former rectorial land to meet the cost of repairing the church chancel. In the medieval period, local churches were often maintained by landowners, and land owned by the parish rector, or identified as rectorial, retained a liability to pay for repairs to the chancel. This obligation may remain active today. Note that there is not a risk-free distance from a church which ensures that liability will not apply.

Chancel Liability Searches

The search will address whether the property lies within a parish where a potential chancel repair liability exists, but even if the result of this is affirmative, the home you wish to buy may not itself be affected. If you do not wish to take the risk, insurance is available to protect you in the event that the local Lewisham church does opt to pursue their right to claim repair costs. Options to buy successor cover are usually available, so when you later sell the home, you are effectively also selling peace of mind to the new owner. Insurance is readily available for most properties.

Issues to consider when your lawyer is not on your Lender's panel

Panels of solicitors are maintained by mortgage lenders in order to undertake legal work on mortgaged properties. Lenders have also reduced the size of their panels, setting more restrictive criteria for membership. If your lender does not accept your chosen solicitor, you must make a decision as to how to proceed:

  • Obtain a mortgage from a less restrictive lender
  • Instruct a solicitor whom your lender accepts
  • Pay the lenders costs for their solicitor in addition to your own

It is usually cheaper to have the same firm act both for you and your lender, and carry out all the conveyancing work in connection with a purchase and the mortgage. Issues to consider if you intend to swap to a firm on the panel:

  • The second firm may have a different fee structure, or higher fees
  • Work which the first solicitor has completed already may need to be paid for regardless of your decision.
  • Your new conveyancing solicitor may have weaker local knowledge.

Road and Rail Works in Lewisham

Buyers will want to know if major roadwork's are planned in the vicinity of their prospective purchase, which might affect the property. During the conveyancing process, a property lawyer will investigatea broad range of construction and development projects, and bureaucratic issues such as parking restrictions. Note that a scheme may be under active consideration by Lewisham council staff, but until formal proposals are published it will not be revealed in the search.

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