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Romford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Romford is 10% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Romford that are buy to let is 18%
  • 4 September was the busiest month and August was the next busiest month while November was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Romford
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 88 days for conveyancing in Romford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Romford since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Romford

After reading mumsnet.com for a high-quality solicitor in Romford, most advise that I should instruct a CQS kitemarked solicitor. What is CQS?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's biggest mortgage companies. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Romford is one of the numerous areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited solicitors.

is it true that all Romford conveyancing solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Clydesdale approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the organisation would be overseen by the CLC.

I am expecting a DIP from Virgin Money this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Virgin Money recommend any Romford solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Romford solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Virgin Money through the process.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Virgin Money. I assume I don't need a Romford lawyer on the Virgin Money panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Virgin Money mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Virgin Money mortgage from the register. Virgin Money, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Virgin Money has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Virgin Money has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Virgin Money mortgage has been paid off.

What can a local search inform me regarding the house we're buying in Romford?

Romford conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search is essential in every Romford conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Romford is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Romford are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Romford you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Romford may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

My brother has recommend that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Romford. Should I choose my own solicitor?

No doubt it’s preferable to find a conveyancing lawyer is to get recommendations from friends or relatives who have experience in using the firm you're contemplating using.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Romford from the perspective of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Romford can be reduced where you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ representatives.
  • If you hold a share in a the Management Company, you should ensure that you hold the original share certificate. Organising a duplicate share certificate can be a lengthy process and frustrates many a Romford conveyancing transaction. Where a duplicate share certificate is needed, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (where relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity. Many freeholders or Management Companies in Romford levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should discover the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Romford. You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but you should verify this via your lawyers. A purchaser's lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to where the lease term is under 75 years. In the circumstances it is important at an early stage that you identify whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such matters? Can you recommend a Romford conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

if there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute 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 Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Romford premises is 37 Lodge Court High Street in November 2013. the decision of the LVT was that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £25,559 This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 57.5 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Romford regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Romford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Hsh Solicitors, 98-102 North Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1DA
  • Symons Gay & Leland Llp, 91a South Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1PA
  • Hunt And Hunt Llp, Blackburn House, 22-26 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3LT
  • Mccorry Connolly Solicitors, 8 Holgate Court, 4 -10 Western Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3JS
  • Kenneth Elliott And Rowe Llp, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Romford

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Romford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • North Ford Solicitors Ltd, 74 North Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1DA
  • Hsh Solicitors, 98-102 North Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1DA
  • Symons Gay & Leland Llp, 91a South Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1PA
  • Hunt And Hunt Llp, Blackburn House, 22-26 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3LT
  • Mccorry Connolly Solicitors, 8 Holgate Court, 4 -10 Western Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3JS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Romford regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Romford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Romford. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Symons Gay & Leland Llp, 91a South Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1PA
  • Hunt And Hunt Llp, Blackburn House, 22-26 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3LT
  • Mccorry Connolly Solicitors, 8 Holgate Court, 4 -10 Western Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3JS
  • Mullis & Peake Llp, 8-10 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ

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

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