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Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Harold Wood

  • 1 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Harold Wood has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Harold Wood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Harold Wood are familiar with the local concerns specific to Harold Wood and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 4 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal links with Harold Wood selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 The companies identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Harold Wood since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harold Wood

My wife and I are approaching an exchange on a property in Harold Wood and my mum and dad have sent the ten percent deposit to my property lawyer. I am now informed that as the deposit has been received from someone other than me my lawyer needs to make a notification to my mortgage company. Apparently, in also acting for the mortgage company he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I advised the lender concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for this now to hold matters up?

The conveyancer is obliged to clarify with mortgage company to ensure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only report this to your lender if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I have been referred to a conveyancing solicitor in Harold Wood. I need to find out if they are on the Chelsea Building Society approved list of lawyers. Could you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?

You should phone the lawyer and enquire if they can act for the lender. Alternatively you can get in touch with Chelsea Building Society who may be able to confirm.

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as a first time buyer of a ground floor flat in Harold Wood. Do I pick up the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in Harold Wood?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Harold Wood. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the seller's solicitors, and once they have received this, you should be called to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.

About to purchase flat in Harold Wood. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Virgin Money 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 Harold Wood conveyancer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.

Having digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Harold Wood solicitor - who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Virgin Money will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Virgin Money will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Harold Wood postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Virgin Money, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Harold Wood.

I'm converting the mortgage on my current property to a BTL mortgage with Leeds Building Society and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a down payment on a second property. The location we are talking about is Harold Wood. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and tie in the transactions?

Do use our comparison tool on this site to be sure that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panels. Assuming that they are the lawyer will be able to connect the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you conveyancer and communicate your expectations and requirements.

My husband and I are first time buyers - had an offer accepted, but the property agent told us that the vendor will only proceed if we use their recommended conveyancers as they want a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local conveyancer used to conveyancing in Harold Wood

It is unlikely the sellers are driving this. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is counter productive. Contact the vendors directly and explain that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to appoint your own,trusted Harold Wood conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothe ones that will earn the estate agent a referral fee or meet his conveyancing targets demanded by corporate headquarters.

I only have 68 years remaining on my lease in Harold Wood. I now want to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What should I do?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to locate the landlord. In some cases an enquiry agent may be helpful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document to be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer in relation to investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Harold Wood.

After years of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Harold Wood. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Harold Wood conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Harold Wood premises is 37 Lodge Court High Street in November 2013. the decision of the LVT was that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £25,559 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 57.5 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Harold Wood regulated by the SRA

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

  • Capstick Dale & Partners, 224 Main Road, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5HA
  • Just Ask Solicitors Limited, 109 Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2LX
  • Sackvilles, 135 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3YJ
  • Moss & Coleman, 170-180 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6JP
  • Hunt And Hunt Llp, Blackburn House, 22-26 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3LT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Harold Wood regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Harold Wood with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Harold Wood. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Capstick Dale & Partners, 224 Main Road, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5HA
  • Just Ask Solicitors Limited, 109 Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2LX
  • Sackvilles, 135 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3YJ
  • Moss & Coleman, 170-180 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6JP
  • Hunt And Hunt Llp, Blackburn House, 22-26 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3LT

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

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Harold Wood specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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
  • Pure Law Llp, Lutea House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BE

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

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