My partner’s mother is a solicitor. I suspect that I will be offered friends and family fee for conveyancing, but if not, what level of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in Forest Gate?
It’s prudent to seek 3 or more like-for-like conveyancing quotes. Do use our search tool on this page. Whilst estimates will be different but service levels do differ between solicitors as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.
I am buying a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Forest Gate who is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Bank of Ireland in certain locations such as Forest Gate. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I have paid off my mortgage with Co-operative. I assume I don't need a Forest Gate solicitor on the Co-operative panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Co-operative mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Co-operative mortgage from the register. Co-operative, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Co-operative has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Co-operative has instructed the Land Registry to do so
I have a mortgage with Co-operative for my property in Forest Gate. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Co-operative?
Co-operative must be informed of your intention in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Co-operative’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Co-operative will permit you to let 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.
About to purchase apartment in Forest Gate. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Forest Gate solicitor is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.
I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Forest Gate. I now require my file but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Forest Gate 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.
We're first time buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent told us that the owners will only issue a contract if we use the agent's preferred conveyancers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Forest Gate
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this requirement. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious purchaser is counter productive. Speak to the vendors direct and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to use your own,trusted Forest Gate conveyancing firm - rather thanthose that will earn their estate agent a referral fee or meet his conveyancing figures demanded by senior management.
My solicitor in Forest Gate is asking me for proof of ID documents saying that this forms part of his retainer as a conveyancer on the bank Solicitor panel. This is news to me - can I refuse?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the bank. This is not specific to conveyancing in Forest Gate