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Reasons to use our Highams Park conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing firms have extremely good personal links with Highams Park selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Regardless other companies inform you it may be necessary to attend your lawyer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without needing to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Highams Park
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Highams Park 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 will expect.
  • 5 Highams Park property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Highams Park conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Highams Park since September 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Highams Park

Please could you suggest a The Royal Bank of Scotland allowed Highams Park conveyancing solicitor finish our house move within a very limited time frame? Am I best advised to choose a local Highams Park conveyancer or an internet firm?

We can recommend some very good Highams Park conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the high street in Highams Park. Go in to two or three law practices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Mention your requirements together with your reasons and ask for an assurance on speed. Select the lawyer that appears most efficient.

We wish to acquire a 2 bedroom flat in Highams Park with a homeloan from Lloyds TSB Bank.We like our Highams Park conveyancing lawyer but Lloyds TSB Bank advised that his firm is not listed on their "panel". we are left little option but to use a Lloyds TSB Bank panel solicitor or retain our high street solicitor and fork out for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage issued to you contains various provisions, a common one being that solicitors must be on the Lloyds TSB Bank approved list. in the past, most mortgage companies had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Lloyds TSB Bank

I can see plenty of here regarding conveyancing in Highams Park but can you isolate your top tip for selecting the right conveyancer in Highams Park

It would be unwise to be swayed by the cheapest Highams Park conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I'm the sole beneficiary of my late mum's estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Highams Park. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in November. I plan to dispose of the property. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my property ownership may be considered the same way as though I had purchased the house in November. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook mandates conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be caught by that. How sensible a view banks take of it, depend on the bank as this clause primarily exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of property.

I currently have a mortgage with Santander for my property in Highams Park. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Santander?

You must advise Santander prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Santander’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Santander 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 Santander directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Santander conveyancing panel solicitor.

I have recentlyfound out that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Highams Park for a purchase of a leasehold flat 18 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to check if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Highams Park conveyancing specialists.

I am purchasing my first flat in Highams Park with a loan from Halifax. The builders refused to budge the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The property agent told me not to tell my solicitor about this deal as it may impact my loan with Halifax. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Highams Park is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Highams Park are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Highams Park you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Highams Park may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Highams Park regulated by the SRA

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

  • Y Bacchus & Co, 226 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford, London, E4 8JL
  • Javed Nazir Solicitors, 59 Hoe Street, London, E17 4SA
  • Cavendish Legal Group Limited, 188 - 190 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, London, E17 4QH
  • Bentleys, 182 Hoe Street, London, E17 4QH
  • Fellowes Solicitors Llp, 21 Church Hill, London, E17 3AD

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Highams Park

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Highams Park with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Henscott Limited, 413 Chingford Road, London, E17 5AF
  • Y Bacchus & Co, 226 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford, London, E4 8JL
  • Javed Nazir Solicitors, 59 Hoe Street, London, E17 4SA
  • Cavendish Legal Group Limited, 188 - 190 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, London, E17 4QH
  • Bentleys, 182 Hoe Street, London, E17 4QH

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Highams Park regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Highams Park but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Verbatim Property Lawyers Ltd, 455 High Road, IG8 0XE
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF

Neighboring Locations

Highams Park
Oakhill
Waltham Forest
Chinatown
Snaresbrook
Upper Walthamstow

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

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