My wife and I are buying a flat in Chingford. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? On completion day we will need to deposit funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?
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.
I am assisting my aunt sell her property in Chingford. Does the solicitor order the EPC or it is for the owner to coordinate?
Following the demise of HIPs, EPC’s was kept a required part of selling a property. An EPC should be commissioned in advance of the property being advertised. It is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Chingford conveyancing solicitor they might help arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with reputable Chingford energy assessors
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Chingford. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?
Now that you are to in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you must choose a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of urgency as you now have a fast approaching a fixed date to complete the conveyancing. All auction property should have a bespoke auction pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the documents that your conveyancer will need. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the legal papers should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork relating to a leasehold property. You need to pass this on to the solicitor working for you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that you have funds organised to complete on the date specified in the contract.
Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could affect a commercial premises in Chingford?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Chingford will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Chingford. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Chingford.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Chingford it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Chingford commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Chingford.
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Chingford. Now, I need my files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Chingford of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Chingford for my sale. Can I check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
You may search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training requirements.
Last April I purchased a leasehold house in Chingford. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
I am the leaseholder of a garden flat in Chingford. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for a lease extension?
Where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the sum to be paid.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Chingford property is 201 & 201a St. Barnabas Road in October 2013. The Tribunal decided that the price to be paid by the Applicants for the freehold interest is £20,071. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 69.26 years.
Is it true that a Chingford conveyancing practice taken to court by clients for not carrying out comprehensive conveyancing searches?
We are not aware of such a Chingford conveyancing matter but it has been reported that, clients purchasing a home elsewhere in England successfully sued their conveyancing practitioner due to development plans to erect a wind farm failing to be identified in conveyancing searches.
Where you are buying in Chingford It is important that your conveyancer conduct all Chingford conveyancing searches needed to ensure you have relevant and current information before acquiring a property.