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  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s lawyers are based in Seven Kings - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be on good working terms
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Seven Kings have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Seven Kings and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Seven Kings since August 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Seven Kings

I have 7378 less than 75 years left on my lease and need a lease extension for my flat in Seven Kings. Conveyancing solicitors on the Nationwide Building Society panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Nationwide Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 28/11/2020 the requirements read as follows :

- Our minimum unexpired lease term is 55 years.
- There must be at least 30 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term (regardless of the length of lease at the start).

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 Issuing Office (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term less than 55 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 is less than or equal to 5 years

Refer to Issuing Office (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Unexpired lease term is 55 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 Issuing Office):
- 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 Issuing Office (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 (does not apply to Shared Ownership)
- Starting Ground Rent greater than 0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period less than or equal to every 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 Issuing Office (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 Issuing Office):
- 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.

We are purchasing a property in Seven Kings. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to deposit money into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

There is lots of information on this site regarding conveyancing in Seven Kings but what is your top tip for choosing the right conveyancer in Seven Kings

We would encourage you not to go for the lowest Seven Kings conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.

Is there a list of Aldermore panel solicitors in Seven Kings on the Building Society Association’s Website?

No. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association sites. Very few mortgage companies make their panel listings visible online. Where you are looking for a Seven Kings solicitor on the Aldermore please use our tool.

Do I need to pay for insurance to protect me from financial exposure to chancel repairs when acquiring a residence in Seven Kings?

Unless a previous purchase of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you can expect lawyers conducting conveyancing in Seven Kings to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

I have todaydiscovered that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Seven Kings for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I establish that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way 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 Seven Kings conveyancing specialists.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Seven Kings. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Seven Kings

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Seven Kings is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Seven Kings are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Seven Kings you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Seven Kings 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 premises.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Seven Kings regulated by the SRA

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

  • Matwala Vyas Legal Limited, 3 Electric Parade, Seven Kings Road, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8BY
  • Matwala Vyas Llp, 3 Electric Parade, Seven Kings Road, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8BY
  • Atm Law, 18 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9UN
  • Metrolaw Solicitors Ltd, 92 Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9UU
  • Hanson Woods Limited, 57 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9UD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Seven Kings regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Seven Kings specialising in commercial conveyancing in Seven Kings. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Matwala Vyas Llp, 3 Electric Parade, Seven Kings Road, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8BY
  • Matwala Vyas Legal Limited, 3 Electric Parade, Seven Kings Road, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8BY
  • Avery Emerson, Gloucester House, 335 Green Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9TH
  • Metrolaw Solicitors Ltd, 92 Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9UU
  • Hanson Woods Limited, 57 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9UD

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Seven Kings regulated by the CLC

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

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