Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Old Ford

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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Old Ford

  • 1 This site is the first site offering you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Old Ford will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Old Ford are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Old Ford and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Old Ford solicitor have established very good links with Old Ford local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in Old Ford.
  • 4 Old Ford property lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 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.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Old Ford since September 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Old Ford

Me and my fiance are purchasing a 3 bedroom flat in Old Ford with a mortgage. We like our Old Ford conveyancer, however the bank says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the mortgage company panel solicitors or retain our Old Ford conveyancer as well as pay for one of their panel lawyers to act for them. We regard this is inequitable; are we not able to demand that the mortgage company use our Old Ford conveyancing practitioner ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Old Ford conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Old Ford. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Now that you have for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you will need to retain a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of urgency as you will have a pending a fixed date to complete the transaction. Every auction property should have a corresponding auction pack. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. In the case of leasehold premises the conveyancing pack should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation specific to a leasehold property. You need to hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete on the on the contractual date .

Can I be sure that the Old Ford conveyancing solicitor on the UBS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Old Ford seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer conducting your conveyancing.

I can not work out if my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Old Ford building society branch on numerous occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Old Ford conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they refuse to lend based on their published requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

Your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 requirements for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank 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 lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

We are planning on selling our property in Old Ford and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Old Ford lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Old Ford. We have lived in Old Ford for many years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Old Ford in advance of instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some lenders will not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Old Ford. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Old Ford conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Old Ford conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you make enquires with several firms including non Old Ford conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be useful:

    What volume of lease extensions has the firm completed in Old Ford in the last year?

After years of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Old Ford. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

if there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to make a decision on the premium.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Old Ford property is 26 Rhondda Grove in June 2009. The net price payable by the leaseholders as determined by the Tribunal was £3,015.13. This comprised £11,300 premium for the reversion less £8,284.87 costs as ordered by the County Court.

I dont have enough spare cash to pay a 10% deposit on my apartment purchase in Old Ford , but I still want to proceed. Do I have options?

One option is to try and agree a lower deposit. Many sellers will accept a lower deposit or even no deposit for a first time buyer or 100% mortgage. Be aware though that if you fail to complete you will still need to hand over a minimum of 10% of the purchase price regardless of how much deposit was agreed.

You can also agree a simultaneous exchange and completion as no deposit is required for this however neither party will be tied in until completion actually takes place and it can be risky if sellers change their mind at the last minute

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Old Ford

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list 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 Service charge disputes

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Old Ford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Old Ford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Old Ford. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Waterfields Solicitors, 445 Roman Road, Bow, London, E3 5LX
  • Shahid Rahman, 160 Mile End Road, London, E1 4LJ
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Capital Solicitors Llp, 76 St Leonards Street, Newmill House, Bromley By Bow, London, Greater London, E3 3LR
  • Blackwhite Solicitors, Suite 112 Queens Way House, 275-285 High Street, London, E15 2TF

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

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Old Ford practicing in planning law. This should include advice on compulsory purchases in Old Ford
  • 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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