I am planning to acquire a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Silvertown who is on the Britannia approved. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Britannia in certain locations such as Silvertown. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I am helping my niece sell her flat in Silvertown. Will the conveyancer order an energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to coordinate?
After the abolition of HIPs, EPC’s remained a required element of moving house. An energy assessment must be to hand prior to the property being put on the market. This is not a task that solicitors normally organise. Where you are instructing a Silvertown conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange EPC’s given their relationships with long established local accredited person
My wife and I purchasing a detached bungalow in Silvertown. The intention is to convert the garage to an office at the property.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to ascertain if these alterations are prohibited?
Your property lawyer should check the deeds as conveyancing in Silvertown will sometimes identify restrictions in the title deeds which prevent certain alterations or require the permission of another owner. Certain works require local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be sensible to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Co-operative. Is it usual for Co-operative to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Silvertown is approved on their conveyancing panel? Co-operative have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.
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 Co-operative to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
How does conveyancing in Silvertown differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Silvertown contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because builders in Silvertown typically buy 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 property lawyers 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 Silvertown or who has acted in the same development.
I am downsizing from my property. My former solicitors have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Silvertown if that makes a difference.
Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Silvertown. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Silvertown for my remortgage. Is there any facility to check a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
Members of the public may see published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor call for training reasons.
What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Silvertown conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
If you are instructing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Silvertown conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you speak with several firms including non Silvertown conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:
How experienced is the practice with lease extension legislation? What volume of lease extensions have they completed in Silvertown in the last year?
After years of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Silvertown. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
in cases where there is a missing freeholder or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the amount due.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Silvertown property is 46 Credon Road in January 2014. On 11 September 2013 Deputy District Judge Price sitting at the Bow County Court made a vesting order that the freeholder surrender his lease and be granted a new lease of the Premises on such terms as may be determined by the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).The appropriate sum as concluded by the Tribunal was £7225 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 69.77 years.