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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Old Ford conveyancing

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

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Old Ford is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Old Ford are familiar with the local issues specific to Old Ford and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 Chances are that the the solicitors for the other party are located in Old Ford - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 4 The Old Ford conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Old Ford
  • 5 Lawyer conveyancing firms have excellent personal links with Old Ford estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Old Ford since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Old Ford

Is it realistic for conveyancing in Old Ford to be done in two weeks?

In the event that the seller is applying a tight deadline for your conveyancing we would recommend that your conveyancer is familiar with the area as they will benefit local contacts and intelligence. It is possible that they may have handled previousproperties in the same road. Therefore consider using a Old Ford conveyancing firm. In addition, be sure that the conveyancing firm is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is understood that 18% of Old Ford conveyancing deals are frustrated or derailed after finding out that a buyer’s solicitor was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. This can often result in the transaction being delayed by an average of three weeks. It is understood that this issue impacts approximately 100,000 home moves every year. Most Old Ford conveyancing firms can not represent certain banks so do check at the outset.

I am considering applying for a Virgin Money mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Old Ford with 70% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Virgin Money ?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Virgin Money will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

There are plenty of conveyancing solicitors in Old Ford but how do I know who I should use?

We would encourage you not to go for the lowest Old Ford conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying 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 time.

When it comes to lenders such as HSBC, do Old Ford conveyancing practitioners have to pay an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

We are getting the release of further monies on our home loan from Co-operative as we intend to carry out a loft conversion to our property in Old Ford. Are we obliged to select a high street Old Ford solicitor on the Co-operative conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Co-operative don't usually require firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Old Ford benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep told me not inform my conveyancer about this extras as it will jeopardize my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one near me in Old Ford I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Old Ford in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

Is it possible to transfer to a new firm as I have to retain one who is on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in Old Ford five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Bank of Scotland

It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Old Ford on the Bank of Scotland panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Old Ford. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can scrutinise costs for conveyancing solicitors in Old Ford and beyond.

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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 list below is 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 and the right to manage

  • 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 practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Old Ford practicing in planning law. This should include advice on tree preservation orders
  • 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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