Can your site be used to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Poplar even where I’m not buying or selling a house, for example if I wish to buy an office in Poplar with a mortgage from Santander?
Our search tool is mainly used to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Poplar but we have listed at the end of this page a selection of Poplar commercial conveyancing firms. You should enquire with the company directly to see if they can also act for Santander
My partner and I are planning on selling our house in Poplar and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. Any high street Poplar lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed a web based conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Poplar. We have lived in Poplar for 4 years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification 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 illness)
How does conveyancing in Poplar differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Poplar approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because builders in Poplar tend to purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Poplar or who has acted in the same development.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and found one close by in Poplar I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Poplar for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
Should you require a home loan that many years will likely be an issue. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this.
Is it possible to transfer to a new solicitor as I have to retain one who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. I hired a high street conveyancing solicitor in Poplar five minutes from me but the firm is not approved by Clydesdale
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Poplar on the Clydesdale panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Poplar. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can contrast charges for conveyancing solicitors in Poplar and throughout England and Wales.
Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Poplar with the aim of saving time on the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Poplar can be reduced where you instruct lawyers as soon as you market your property and ask them to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the purchasers’ solicitors. You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but you should double-check by asking your solicitors. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the lease term is under 80 years. It is therefore important at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. If you have carried out any alterations to the residence would they have required Landlord’s permission? Have you, for example laid down wooden flooring? Most leases in Poplar state that internal structural changes or laying down wooden flooring require a licence issued by the Landlord approving such alterations. Where you fail to have the approvals to hand do not contact the landlord without checking with your lawyer first. Some Poplar leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, you should notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers obtain financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should make sure that you hold the original share document. Arranging a re-issued share certificate can be a time consuming formality and frustrates many a Poplar conveyancing deal. Where a duplicate share is needed, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (if relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity.
I have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in Poplar. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Poplar conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Poplar property is 12, 14 & 16 Hull Close in May 2010. the Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the acquisition of the freehold to the subject premises was the sum of £18,300 This case affected 3 flats. The unexpired term was 101.61 years.