We are buying a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Plaistow who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Nationwide . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Plaistow.
I have todaybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Plaistow for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I check that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest method to check if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Plaistow conveyancing specialists.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one near me in Plaistow I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Plaistow suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?
If you require a home loan that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.
I am downsizing from my property. My past lawyers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Plaistow if that makes things easier.
You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Plaistow. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
My wife and I may need to sub-let our Plaistow garden flat for a while due to taking a sabbatical. We used a Plaistow conveyancing practice in 2003 but they have since shut and we did not have the foresight to get any guidance as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?
Your lease dictates the relationship between the freeholder and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will set out if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. The majority of leases in Plaistow do not prevent strict prohibition on subletting – such a provision would adversely affect the market value the property. Instead, there is usually a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a copy of the sublease.
I have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in Plaistow. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Plaistow conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Plaistow residence is Ravensbourne Lodge 4 Highland Road in February 2013. the Tribunal held that the amount payable for the freehold was £22,268
Our lawyer in Plaistow has identified a defect with the lease for the apartment we are purchasing in Plaistow. The seller’s lawyers have suggested defective title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our solicitor says that as he is on the bank conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the mortgage company are the client. A precondition to being on the mortgage company approved panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that the mortgage company can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.