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  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with North End selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 North End solicitors will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in North End since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North End

We have very assertive vendors who has insisted on a exclusivity agreement with a deposit of 5k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

There are a couple of primary downsides with executing a lock out contract (also referred to as an exclusivity agreement) is that it takes away the focus from making progress with the conveyancing work, so in the absence of it needing minimal or no negotiation then it may transpire to be unhelpful. It is not promoted by North End conveyancing lawyers as a result. A further issue is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted purchaser should not expect to win an injunctive ruling by a court to prevent the vendor completing the sale to an alternative purchaser, so the only remedy available under the agreement will be the recovery of wasted costs and, in limited circumstances, the extra payment of damages.

I am helping my sister sell her house in North End. Will the conveyancing solicitor order the energy performance certificate or it is for the seller to see to?

After the abolition of Home Packs, energy assessments became a mandatory part of selling a property. An energy performance certificate needs to be commissioned prior to the property being advertised. It is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms ordinarily arrange. If you are instructing a North End conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with reputable local accredited person

I can not fathom if my lender requires a lease extension. I have called my North End building society branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My North End conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- called to say that they would not lend based on their specific requirements. I have no idea who is right.

The lawyer has to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook section two specifications for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local North End 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 North End 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 North End.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. North End is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in North End are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in North End you would need to get your solicitor to go 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 North End 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.

Should I be suspicious that estate agents that I am dealing with are recommending a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street North End conveyancing practice?

As is the case with many service providers, often suggestions from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. But there are many players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may put forward solicitors to retain. Sometimes the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there exists a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You have the right to choose your own lawyer. You need to be aware that some banks specify a panel list of solicitors you are obliged to use for the lender aspect of your conveyancing.

Back In 2008, I bought a leasehold flat in North End. Conveyancing and National Westminster Bank mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing practitioner in North End who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?

First contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a North End conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such matters? Can you recommend a North End conveyancing firm to help?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to arrive at the price.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a North End residence is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case affected 13 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 76 years.

We have recently had a bid accepted on our first house in North End, and are now looking to get solicitors instructed. I have utilised the different comparison based websites and the results are from all across the country. Is it necessary to have a North End lawyer local to your prospective house? I am willing to do everything electronically, but I guess at some stage we may be required to physically go into the conveyancer's office to sign papers?

On the whole there is no requirement to physically visit the office of your property lawyer, they can post any relevant documents to you, which you can sign and send back. Many buyers and sellers choose to instruct a locally based solicitor, but it is not essential for conveyancing in North End.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in North End regulated by the SRA

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

  • Estate And Corporate Solicitors Ltd, 57 Hythe Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1BG
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Richard R Thomas Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Simon C Potts Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Keith R Gough Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in North End

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North End 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

  • Caroline Mathews Solicitors, 57 Perry Street, Crayford, Dartford, Kent, DA1 4RB
  • Dorcas Funmi & Co, 12 Brook Street, Erith, Kent, DA8 1JQ
  • Neves Scott, 8a Hythe Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2AG
  • Augustine Clement, 1st Floor 3 Market Place, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DU
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in North End regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North End specialising in commercial conveyancing in North End. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Estate And Corporate Solicitors Ltd, 57 Hythe Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1BG
  • Augustine Clement, 1st Floor 3 Market Place, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DU
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Richard R Thomas Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Karen A Ioannou Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

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