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Main reasons to use our service to help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Becontree

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have excellent personal links with Becontree estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Experience means that Becontree lawyer have developed very good working relationships with Becontree local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your conveyancing in Becontree.
  • 3 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Becontree regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 Becontree conveyancing lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 The companies identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Becontree since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Becontree

We're in Becontree, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Leeds Building Society , and our lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Principality, do Becontree lawyers incur a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any lender fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

I have a mortgage with Co-operative for my property in Becontree. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Co-operative?

You must advise Co-operative before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Co-operative’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Co-operative will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Co-operative directly. You need not do this via a Co-operative conveyancing panel solicitor.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Becontree. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

It has been 4 months since my purchase conveyancing in Becontree took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Becontree differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Becontree contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because new home sellers in Becontree typically buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Becontree or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Becontree in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks tend not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Becontree. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I am a negotiator for a long established estate agent office in Becontree where we have experienced a few leasehold sales jeopardised as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given conflicting advice from local Becontree conveyancing firms. Can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Despite our best efforts, we have been unsuccessful in trying to purchase the freehold in Becontree. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Becontree conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Becontree residence is 49 Aldborough Road South in July 2012. The Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of the new lease was £13,925 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 61.36 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Becontree regulated by the SRA

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

  • Patricks Solicitors Limited, 157 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex, RM6 6NL
  • Carter Devile, 592 Green Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9SG
  • Hanson Woods Limited, 57 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9UD
  • Metrolaw Solicitors Ltd, 92 Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9UU
  • Atm Law, 18 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9UN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Becontree

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

  • Isaac Akande & Co Solicitors, 210 Heathway, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 9NR
  • Allied Law Chambers, 547/549, Green Lane, Goodmayes, Iiford, Essex, IG3 9RJ
  • Carter Devile, 592 Green Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9SG
  • Hanson Woods Limited, 57 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9UD
  • Metrolaw Solicitors Ltd, 92 Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9UU

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Becontree regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Becontree but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA

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

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