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  • 1 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Redbridge will be carried out by a solicitor on your bank authorised panel.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what other solicitors advise it could be important to pop into your conveyancer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without needing to include the postman into the equation.
  • 3 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved law practices carrying out conveyancing in Redbridge regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Redbridge lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Redbridge conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 5 Redbridge lawyers work in partnership with Redbridge estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Redbridge since August 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Redbridge

My friend's uncle is a conveyancing practitioner. I expect that I'll be able to get mate’s pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what level of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in Redbridge?

Do contrast pricing. Make use of our comparison tool on this page. The fees do be different but the service one can expect differ between conveyancers as is true with most professions.

I am purchasing a property mortgage free in Redbridge. I have lived for the last 20 years in Redbridge. Conveyancing searches are expensive. As I have knowledge of the area and road intimately should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a mortgage, then almost all of the Redbridge conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your conveyancer will try and steer you, no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches carried out, but he has a professional duty to take that path of guidance. Do consider; if you are going to sell the house in the future, it will be of interest to your future purchaser what the searches reveal. There are plenty of instances where premises with apparent issues can still reveal unexpected search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Redbridge will be able to give you some sensible guidance concerning this.

I have 71 years left on my lease and need a lease extension for my apartment in Redbridge. Conveyancing solicitors on the The Mortgage Works panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 30/11/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum unexpired lease term is 70 years with 30 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term.
Where the unexpired lease term is different to that recorded on the mortgage offer, the following clarifies if we need to be informed:

Second hand property:
- If the unexpired lease term on the offer is 85 years or more - only advise us if the actual lease term is less than 85 years
- if the unexpired lease term on the offer is less than 85 years – advise us if the actual lease term is different than reported
- For equity share applications - advise us if the actual lease term is different than reported on the offer

New build property:
- If the unexpired lease term stated on the offer is 125 years (flat) / 250 years (house) or more - only advise us if the actual lease term is less than 125 years (flat) / 250 years (house)
- For equity share applications - always advise us if the actual lease term is different than reported on the offer

Lease terms such as ground rent and event fees must be reasonable at all times during the term of the lease and adhere to our requirements below. If you’re unsure as to whether the terms of a lease are unreasonable or onerous, please refer the details to us in plain English for Valuer consideration. If the potentially onerous terms are in relation to the ground rent please include the current ground rent figure per annum, how often it will be reviewed and the price structure it will be reviewed against. See the guidance below.

SECOND HAND PROPERTIES

Unacceptable - advise Originations (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term less than 70 years
- Less than 30 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term
- Ground Rent greater than 0.5% of the property value
- Ground Rent doubles less than every 20 years (e.g. doubles every 5, 10 or 15 years) - acceptable if doubles every 20 years or more
- Ground Rent is compounded RPI
- Ground Rent review period less than or equal to 5 years

Refer to Originations (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Unexpired lease term is 70 to 85 years
- Ground Rent greater than 0.1% and less than or equal to 0.5% of the property value
- Ground Rent escalation is linked to any indices greater than RPI
- Ground Rent escalation is linked to the value of the building*
- Ground Rent review period is greater than 5 and less than 10 years
- Event clauses exist for normal use e.g. changing the carpet, installing a TV aerial etc
- Estate Rent Charges greater than £500 p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Service Charges greater than 0.5% of property value p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Anything that appears onerous, unusual or out of the ordinary

Acceptable (no requirement to advise Originations):
- Unexpired lease term greater than 85 years
- Ground Rent less than or equal to 0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period greater than or equal to 10 years
- Ground Rent escalation less than or equal to RPI

NEW BUILD PROPERTIES (includes office conversions)

Unacceptable - advise Originations (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term less than 125 years on a new build flat or less than 250 years on a new build house
- Starting Ground Rent greater than 0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period less than or equal to 5 years
- Ground Rent doubles less than every 20 years (e.g. doubles every 5, 10 or 15 years) - acceptable if doubles every 20 years or more
- Ground Rent is compounded RPI

Refer to Originations (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Ground Rent is linked to any indices greater than RPI
- Ground Rent is linked to the value of the building*
- Event clauses exist for normal use e.g. changing the carpet, installing a TV aerial etc
- Estate Rent Charges greater than £500 p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Service Charges greater than 0.5% of property value p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Anything else appears onerous, unusual or out of the ordinary

Acceptable (no requirement to advise Originations):
- Unexpired lease term greater than or equal to 125 years on a new build flat or greater than or equal to 250 years on a new build house
- Starting Ground Rent less than or equal to 0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period greater than 5 years
- Ground Rent escalation less than or equal to RPI

* Where the Ground Rent escalation is linked to the value of the building, please provide the following:
- How is the value of the block/unit currently calculated and if the assessment relates to the block(s), how is the Ground Rent calculated/apportioned per property?
- The current valuation and Ground Rent for each unit
- What is the mechanism for future valuations of the block and how is the Ground Rent calculated/apportioned?
- What is the right of appeal? And is this a documented process within the lease?
- Who bears the cost of the valuation (and appeal) process?
- Confirmation the review period is not less than twenty years

2 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Redbridge took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. 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.

How does conveyancing in Redbridge differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Redbridge come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because builders in Redbridge tend to buy the site, 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 conveyancers 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 Redbridge or who has acted in the same development.

How do I find the right lawyer for my conveyancing in Redbridge ?

First ask your friends and family who they would recommend. Second, search the web for conveyancing in Redbridge. Telephone a couple or more firms from the list and request that they email you their conveyancing quote and speak to the lawyer who will conduct your conveyancing before you make your decision. Option 3 is to use this site to help you find the right lawyers taking into account your unique requirements including location,speed, complexity and who the proposed lender is.Avoid the trap of appointing lowest cost conveyancing solicitors in Redbridge

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Redbridge

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Redbridge specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Deen & Co Solicitors, 110 Inglehurst Gardens, Ilford, Essex, IG4 5HA
  • Anwar Law Solicitors, 168 Beehive Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG4 5EE
  • Links Legal Solicitors, 42 Redbridge Lane East, Ilford, Essex, IG4 5EX
  • M M Frame Limited, 68 Wanstead Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3SE
  • Rana Legal Ltd, 35 Woodford Avenue, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6UF

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Redbridge regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Redbridge but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF
  • Verbatim Property Lawyers Ltd, 455 High Road, IG8 0XE
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP

Planning law solicitors in Redbridge regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Redbridge practicing in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Abdullah Solicitors, 56 Mansfield Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3BD
  • Gh Cornish Llp, First Floor, 34-36 High Street, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 2DQ
  • Coldham Shield & Mace Solicitors Llp, 123-125 Station Road, Chingford, London, E4 6AG
  • Mccorry Connolly Solicitors, 8 Holgate Court, 4 -10 Western Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3JS
  • Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ

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

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