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Logical reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Old Ford

  • 1 Old Ford property lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Old Ford is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Old Ford property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Old Ford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 4 The Old Ford conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Old Ford
  • 5 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Old Ford will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank member panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Old Ford since June 2022*

Transfer

of apartment Stafford Road E3 5EZ, at buying price of £350,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of detached residence residence, Jodrell Road, E3 2LA completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £806,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title

Purchase

of apartment Twig Folly Close E2 0SU, acquired for £525,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of flat Tredegar Square E3 5AQ, at purchase consideration of £440,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Old Ford

My husband and I are hoping to buy a house in Old Ford and have appointed a Old Ford conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our conveyancer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with a view to exchanging next week. Godiva Mortgages Ltd have this morning contacted us to inform me that there is now an issue as our Old Ford conveyancer is not on their conveyancing panel. What do we do from here?

If you are buying a property needing a mortgage it is conventional for the purchasers' solicitors to also act for the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Old Ford lawyers, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.

My husband and I are acquiring a new build flat in Old Ford and my conveyancer is informing me that she has to the mortgage company to disclose incentives from the builder. I am on a tight deadline to exchange contracts and I have no desire to delay matters. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your solicitor. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Old Ford.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors conducting conveyancing in Old Ford. There are those who buy a house in Old Ford, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that may be initiated by the purchaser or by their lawyers which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Old Ford. The conventional set of information sent to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard inquiry of the seller to find out whether the property has historically flooded. If the property has been flooded in past which is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser could bring a claim for damages stemming from an inaccurate reply. A buyer’s conveyancers should also carry out an enviro report. This will disclose whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be carried out.

five months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Old Ford completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Old Ford ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders will not grant a loan on a flying freehold home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. If you call us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Old Ford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Old Ford especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Old Ford.

I am using a search engine for the term on line conveyancing in Old Ford it reveals numerous conveyancersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable property lawyer for purchase transaction?

The preferential method of finding a suitable conveyancer is via trusted referral, so enquire of friends and those you trust who have acquired a property in Old Ford or a local estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Old Ford vary, so it's sensible to obtain at least three fee calculations from different property lawyers. Be sure to obtain confirmation that the costs are guaranteed not to escalate.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Old Ford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Waterfields Solicitors, 445 Roman Road, Bow, London, E3 5LX
  • Skd Legal Ltd, 249-251 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 4BJ
  • White Horse Law Limited, 96 White Horse Lane, London, London, E1 4LR
  • Shahid Rahman, 160 Mile End Road, London, E1 4LJ
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Old Ford

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Old Ford practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Waterfields Solicitors, 445 Roman Road, Bow, London, E3 5LX
  • Olisakwe Vincent Onuegbu Solicitors, Suite 15, Celia Fiennes House, 8 - 20 Well Street, 8-20 Well Street, London, E9 7PX
  • Alcott Solicitors Limited, 172 Mile End Road, London, E1 4LJ
  • Shahid Rahman, 160 Mile End Road, London, E1 4LJ
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG

Planning law solicitors in Old Ford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Old Ford practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Allen & Overy (holdings) Limited, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD
  • Aosphere Llp, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker Llp, 326 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR

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

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