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Barking Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to completion was 42 days for conveyancing in Barking
  • 2 121 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Barking
  • 3 61% freehold and 39% leasehold conveyancing in Barking for this year to date
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Barking that are buy to let is 22%
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £6,187

Examples of recent conveyancing in Barking since April 2019*

Transfer

of flat Howard Road IG11 7DW, at sale amount of £180,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced residence, Morley Road, IG11 7DH completing on 03/05/2019 at a price of £297,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of semi residence, Sutton Road, IG11 7XT completing on 22/05/2019 at a price of £290,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Acquisition

of flat Blake Avenue IG11 9SG, purchased for £183,750. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barking

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Barking is more expensive?

The conveyancing costs on a leasehold property in Barking is frequently greater than on a freehold residence. This is because there is an amount of supplemental investigations required in communicating with the landlord and managing agents to obtain information concerning whether the rent and service fee have been cleared and whether there are any significant expenditure in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

Having invested time looking at moneysavingexpert.com for a recommended solicitor in Barking, most post that I should use a CQS assured lawyer. What is CQS?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's leading mortgage companies. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Legal Ombudsman. The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Barking is one of the numerous areas of the UK where there are CQS solicitors.

Is there a list of Kent Reliance panel conveyancers in Barking on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. A small selection of mortgage companies make their panel listings open the public online. If you are looking for a Barking conveyancing practitioner on the Kent Reliance please use our facility.

Is it the case that all Barking solicitor firms on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the SRA. Many lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Barking. My financial adviser suggested a conveyancing practitioner. I paid an on account payment of £150. Soon after, the conveyancing practitioner called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Lloyds panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

My wife and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Barking and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using a national conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Barking. We have lived in Barking for 5 years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Barking in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend not give a mortgage on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Barking. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

My son is about to join the property ladder, he had his mortgage in principle. One the seller agreed the offer on the apartment we called the bank to issue the formal offer. We were very surprised to discover that banks do not accept all property lawyer, they have to be on a list, is this right?

Mortgage Companies ordinarily restrict either the type or the number of conveyancing solicitors on their panel. Typical examples of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that lenders have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Barking lawyer on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Probably not.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Barking regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Barking but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Dillex Solicitors, 107b Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7NY
  • Samuel & Co Solicitors, 58b Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7PG
  • Sternberg Reed, Focal House, 12-18 Station Parade, Barking, Essex, IG11 8DN
  • Queen's Park Solicitors, 56 Longbridge Road, Steward House, Barking, Essex, IG11 8RW
  • Primrose White Solicitors, Weller House, 58-60 Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8RT

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Barking

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Barking practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Dillex Solicitors, 107b Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7NY
  • Samuel & Co Solicitors, 58b Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7PG
  • Sternberg Reed, Focal House, 12-18 Station Parade, Barking, Essex, IG11 8DN
  • Queen's Park Solicitors, 56 Longbridge Road, Steward House, Barking, Essex, IG11 8RW
  • West Ham Solicitors Limited, 25 Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8TN

Planning law solicitors in Barking regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Barking specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Abdullah Solicitors, 56 Mansfield Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3BD
  • Gh Cornish Llp, First Floor, 34-36 High Street, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 2DQ
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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