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Main reasons to let us help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Highams Park

  • 1 Highams Park solicitor are the key to a successful Highams Park conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Highams Park
  • 3 Highams Park lawyers work in partnership with Highams Park estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress all the way along
  • 4 Highams Park property lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Highams Park are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Highams Park and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Highams Park since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Highams Park

We are soon to exchange buying a property in Highams Park but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have managed to agree recompense from the seller in the sum of £3k in the form of a deduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of a side agreement but Nottingham are not allowing this. Should they have been notified?

Any conveyancer that is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel is duty bound to advise Nottingham of any amendments to the sale price. If you prohibit your conveyancer to notify the reduction to Nottingham then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Nottingham and you would have to appoint a new conveyancer for your conveyancing in Highams Park.

Will our conveyancer be asking questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Highams Park.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Highams Park. There are those who purchase a property in Highams Park, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that may be undertaken by the buyer or by their solicitors which will figure out the risks in Highams Park. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms supplied to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the owner to discover whether the property has ever been flooded. If the property has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a buyer may commence a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading answer. The buyer’s conveyancers may also commission an enviro report. This will higlight if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be initiated.

How does conveyancing in Highams Park differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Highams Park approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because builders in Highams Park usually acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Highams Park or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Highams Park is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Highams Park are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Highams Park you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Highams Park may decide 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 property.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Highams Park conveyancing firm to represent me?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement 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 arrive at the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Highams Park flat is 48 Greenleaf Road in December 2009. the lessees sought to exercise their right to purchase the freehold from the landlord by way of collective enfranchisement in accordance with the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.The landlord could not be found.A vesting order was granted from the Bow County Court on 10 September 2007 (Claim No: 8BO04141). The Tribunal held that the premium to be paid was £3,850 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 104 years.

What are the common deficiencies that you witness in leases for Highams Park properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Highams Park is not unique. Most leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain sections are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage A duty to insure the building

You will have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. HSBC Bank, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Britannia all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, obliging the buyer to withdraw.

I note that you have a search directory listing law firms on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Do Highams Park conveyancing companies pay you a referral fee if I retain them for my house purchase?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Highams Park.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Highams Park

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Highams Park practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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
  • Bentleys, 182 Hoe Street, London, E17 4QH
  • Cavendish Legal Group Limited, 188 - 190 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, London, E17 4QH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Highams Park regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Highams Park practicing in commercial conveyancing in Highams Park. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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
  • Mirza Law Limited, 216 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 3AY

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Highams Park regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Highams Park but also conveyancing across 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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