Would the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site carry out conveyancing in Romford by way of an attended exchange?
We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct attended exchanges. You should e-mail us to secure a conveyancing quote and details as to dates.
A friend informed me that in buying a property in Romford there may be various restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to a property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Romford which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Romford should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
When it comes to lenders such as Aldermore, do Romford conveyancing practitioners face a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
My offer was accepted on a property in Romford on 20/11/2020, valuation was booked 2 days after, all came back fine. Solicitor retained, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Coventry BS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Coventry BS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
What will a local search tell me concerning the property I am buying in Romford?
Romford conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Onsearch The local search is essential in every Romford conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (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 13 topic headings.
Should I be suspicious that 3rd parties that I am dealing with are recommending a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Romford conveyancing company?
As with lots of professional services, often suggestions from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are lots of players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may suggest conveyancers to use. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there might be a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are free to choose your own conveyancer. Don't forget that some mortgage providers operate an approved list of solicitors you have to use for the mortgage related work in your conveyancing.
My step-father has recommend that I instruct his conveyancers in Romford. Should I use them?
There are no two ways about it the best way to select a conveyancing practitioner is to have recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the solicitor that you are contemplating using.
Last August I purchased a leasehold property in Romford. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
Having spent years of dialogue we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Romford. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Romford conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Romford property 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 57.5 years.