My fiance’s dad is a conveyancer. I expect that I'll be able to get mate’s fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what level of fees should I be expecting for conveyancing in North Ockendon?
You should compare pricing. Make use of our search tool on this site. The amounts seem to vary but service levels do are distinct between law firms as is the case with most professions.
If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in North Ockendon what would it be?
It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest North Ockendon conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. 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 know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.
What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in North Ockendon
There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in North Ockendon and Solicitor practices in North Ockendon to choose from We would stress that both are regulated professionals specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. The two can handle other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.
After what feels like an age I have had an offer on a maisonette in North Ockendon agreed to, the owners do nevertheless have a dependent purchase. The sellers have placed an offer on somewhere, however it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in North Ockendon. What do I do now? At what point should I apply for the mortgage with TSB?
It is normal to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then survey, North Ockendon conveyancing search costs, etc). First, you should check that your property lawyer is on the TSB approved list. Regarding the subsequent phase this very much depends on the uniqueness of your case, desire for the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market some purchasers would apply for the mortgage with TSB and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their property lawyer to press on with searches.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in North Ockendon?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in North Ockendon. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
We're first time buyers - had an offer accepted, but the agent advised that the seller will only issue a contract if we appoint their preferred solicitors as they need an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in North Ockendon
It is improbable the sellers are driving this. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and explain that (a)you are genuine purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to appoint your own,trusted North Ockendon conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthose that will give their negotiator at the agency a commission or hit his conveyancing figures set by corporate headquarters.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in North Ockendon. Conveyancing and Platform Home Loans Ltd mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing practitioner in North Ockendon who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?
The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a North Ockendon conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I am the proprietor of a a ground floor purpose built flat in North Ockendon. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for the purchase of the freehold?
if there is a missing landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the premium.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a North Ockendon premises 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 number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 57.5 years.
How do I find the right lawyer for my conveyancing in North Ockendon ?
First ask the people you trust who they would recommend. Second, use a search tool on the internet for conveyancing in North Ockendon. Telephone a couple or more firms from the list and ask them to send you their conveyancing estimate and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will handle your conveyancing before you commit. Third is to make use of our search tool to assist you in finding the right lawyers taking into account your unique requirements including location,speed, complexity and who the proposed mortgage company is.Avoid the trap of appointing lowest cost conveyancing solicitors in North Ockendon