Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Harold Hill

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Reasons to use our Harold Hill conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Harold Hill property lawyer have established very good working relationships with Harold Hill local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your home move in Harold Hill.
  • 2 Harold Hill conveyancing lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Harold Hill
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Harold Hill are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Harold Hill and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal links with Harold Hill estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Harold Hill since July 2021*

Transfer

of apartment Hitchin Close RM3 7EG, at the agreed amount of £205,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced property, Ingreway, RM3 0BN completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £470,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Purchase

of flat Charlock Close RM3 0LE, sold for £420,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of house premises, Platford Green, RM11 2TA completing on 13/08/2021 at a price of £830,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harold Hill

My wife and I are hoping to acquire a home in Harold Hill and have appointed a Harold Hill conveyancing firm. Within the last couple of days our lawyer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Bank of Ireland have this evening contacted us to inform me that they have now hit a problem as our Harold Hill solicitor is not on their approved list of lawyers. What do we do from here?

If you are buying a property with the assistance of a mortgage it is usual for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Harold Hill solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

Having sold my house in Harold Hill last February yet the purchaser is whats apping me to say their conveyancer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?

Following your disposal your conveyancer should forward the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. If applicable, your lawyer must also evidence that the mortgage has been redeemed to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion procedures unique to conveyancing in Harold Hill.

We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Santander. Harold Hill conveyancing solicitors have been selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Santander?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Santander done the survey? Have you informed Santander as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Santander conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in February 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Skipton are being problematic. The Harold Hill solicitor who is on the Skipton conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Skipton are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Skipton have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Skipton have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Skipton may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

After what feels like an age I have had an offer on a flat in Harold Hill accepted, but there is a chain. The owners have put an offer on on an apartment, however it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other properties booked. I have chosen a local conveyancing solicitor in Harold Hill. What do I do now? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Bank of Ireland?

It is understandable to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses too early (home loan application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then valuation, Harold Hill conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you should check that your conveyancer is on the Bank of Ireland approved list. As to the subsequent steps this very much depends on the uniqueness of your case, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market the majority of buyers would apply for the mortgage with Bank of Ireland and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they request their conveyancer to proceed with the conveyancing in Harold Hill.

Various internet forums that I have come across warn that are a common cause of stalling in Harold Hill house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Harold Hill.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Harold Hill. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Harold Hill

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please supply a car parking plan.

I decided to have a survey done on a property in Harold Hill ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks tend not issue a loan on this type of premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Harold Hill. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Harold Hill to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Harold Hill

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Harold Hill specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Capstick Dale & Partners, 224 Main Road, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5HA
  • S B Goodman, The Red House, 8 Red Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5JE
  • Bowling & Co (and) S. B. Goodman, The Red House, 8 Red Road, Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5JE
  • Pure Law Llp, Lutea House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BE
  • North Ford Solicitors Ltd, 74 North Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1DA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Harold Hill regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Harold Hill practicing in commercial conveyancing in Harold Hill. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Capstick Dale & Partners, 224 Main Road, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5HA
  • S B Goodman, The Red House, 8 Red Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5JE
  • Bowling & Co (and) S. B. Goodman, The Red House, 8 Red Road, Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5JE
  • Pure Law Llp, Lutea House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BE
  • Just Ask Solicitors Limited, 109 Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2LX

Planning law solicitors in Harold Hill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Harold Hill specialising in planning law. This should include advice on compulsory purchases in Harold Hill
  • Pure Law Llp, Lutea House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BE
  • Mccorry Connolly Solicitors, 8 Holgate Court, 4 -10 Western Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3JS
  • Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Kenneth Elliott And Rowe Llp, 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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