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Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Havering

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal connections with Havering estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 There is a strong possibility the the conveyancers for the other party have offices in Havering - if so sets of lawyers will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 3 Excellent communication and pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Havering home moves can be made significantly more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 The practices listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 5 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Havering will be carried out by a property lawyer on your lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Havering since April 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Havering

I am in the process of selling my maisonette in Havering and the EA has just e-mailed to advise that the buyers are switching conveyancer. I am told that this is due to the fact that the bank will only work with solicitors on their conveyancing panel. On what basis would a major mortgage company only engage with certain lawyers rather the firm that they want to choose for their conveyancing in Havering ?

Mortgage companies have always had an approved set of law firms that can act for them, but in the past few years big names such as Santander, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for over 25 years.

Lending institutions point to the increase in fraud by way of justification for the cull – criteria have been tightened as a smaller panel is easier to keep an eye on. Banks tend not to reveal how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Some do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are not going to have any sway in the decision.

My bank has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Havering but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Havering or nearer to where I live. Are you able to assist?

Far from all Havering conveyancing firms are on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Use our find an approved solicitor tool to choose a Havering conveyancing solicitor on the on the bank panel.

I am buying a new build flat in Havering. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Havering

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

What does commercial conveyancing in Havering cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Havering covers a wide range of guidance, provided by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

My husband and I are new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, yet the agent advised that the vendor will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's preferred solicitors as they want a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Havering

It is unlikely the sellers are behind this. If they want ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and make the point that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are ready to go, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to appoint your own,trusted Havering conveyancing firm - rather thanthose that will give the negotiator at the agency a commission or hit his conveyancing figures demanded by corporate headquarters.

I am attracted to a two flats in Havering which have in the region of fifty years left on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are plenty of short leases in Havering. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a period of time. As the lease shortens the marketability of the lease reduces and it becomes more expensive to extend the lease. This is why it is often a good idea to extend the lease term. More often than not it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a protracted process. We recommend you seek professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this area.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a Havering conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Where there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to assess the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Havering residence 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 term as at the valuation date was 57.5 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Havering regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Havering 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
  • Mullis & Peake Llp, 8-10 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Supreme Solicitors, Suite 2, St. George's House, 2-4 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Havering

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Havering specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Capstick Dale & Partners, 224 Main Road, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5HA
  • Sackvilles, 135 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3YJ
  • Kenneth Elliott And Rowe Llp, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Mullis & Peake Llp, 8-10 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ

Planning law solicitors in Havering regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Havering specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • 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
  • Mccorry Connolly Solicitors, 8 Holgate Court, 4 -10 Western Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3JS
  • Pure Law Llp, Lutea House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BE
  • Gh Cornish Llp, First Floor, 34-36 High Street, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 2DQ

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

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