We are purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Snaresbrook who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Clydesdale . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Snaresbrook.
I happen to be the single beneficiary of my late father’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Snaresbrook. The Snaresbrook property was put into my name in December. I plan to dispose of the house. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be treated the same way as if I'd bought the house in December. Is the property unsalable for six months?
The CML handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be affected by that. Most lenders would take a practical view as this clause is primarily there to pick up on subsales or the flipping of property.
My partner and I have arranged the release of further funds on our home loan from UBS as we wish to conduct alterations to our property in Snaresbrook. Do we need to select a high street Snaresbrook solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
UBS do not ordinarily appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the UBS panel.
Having read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Snaresbrook solicitor - who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Nationwide will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nationwide will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Snaresbrook postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Snaresbrook.
I need some quick conveyancing in Snaresbrook as I have pressure to complete in less than 2 weeks. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
If.Given you are not taking a home loan you are at free not to do searches although no conveyancer would advise that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Snaresbrook the following are instances of what can crop up and adversely affect future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one near me in Snaresbrook I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Snaresbrook in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?
Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.
I have been pointed in your direction by two or three local property agents in Snaresbrook to find a property lawyer using your seach tool. Is there a financial upside for Estate Agents to offer your services ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t make any commission for sending work in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
I purchased a house in Snaresbrook last 20/11/2018 and to date it is still not recorded with HM Land Registry. It is part of a development site and my conveyancer told me that it may take twelve months to complete the registration formalities. I have called HM Land Registry directly and they have informed me the original application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. Should I be concerned?
Contact your conveyancer - Where you are unsatisfied with the responses, look up their firm’s complaints procedure and escalate your problem to a Complaints Manager. Registrations for Snaresbrook conveyancing are not known to be significantly delayed.