Much to our surprise we have been informed by our financial adviser that my Leyton solicitor is not on the bank Solicitor panel. How can I be sure if this is correct?
You need to contact your Leyton conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Leyton conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.
We are purchasing a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Leyton who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Leyton.
I am assisting my step-mother sell her flat in Leyton. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange the energy performance certificate or it is for me to see to?
Following the demise of HIPs, EPC’s remained a mandatory component of selling a house. An EPC must be commissioned prior to the property being advertised. It is not a task that law firms ordinarily arrange. If you are using a Leyton conveyancing lawyer they might help arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with long established local providers
We are getting the release of further monies on our home loan from Bank of Ireland as we intend to carry out improvements to our property in Leyton. Are we obliged to select a local Leyton solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Bank of Ireland would not normally require firms on their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Bank of Ireland panel.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Leyton. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender UBS be concerned?
As your lender is UBS your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for UBS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook stipulates minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to UBS where a lease fails to meet these conditions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not isolated to Leyton.
Have completed on a a detached house in Leyton , how long should it take for the Land Registry to record the transfer to my name? My Leyton conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure the registration is dealt with.
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Leyton registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust according to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry must send notices to any other persons or bodies. Currently approximately three quarters of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration occurs after the buyer is living at the property therefore 'speed' is not always primary concern but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.
How does conveyancing in Leyton differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Leyton come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Leyton 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Leyton or who has acted in the same development.
I today plan to offer on a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have just discovered that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Leyton. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Leyton ?
Most houses in Leyton are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Leyton so you should seriously consider looking for a Leyton conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the landlord’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer should advise you fully on all the issues.
After months of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Leyton. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Leyton conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Leyton property is 12 Nutfield Road in July 2014. the Tribunal judged that the price to be paid by the applicants for the freehold interest should be £19,572 This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 72.02 years.