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Top reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in South Woodford

  • 1 Using a a family Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Chances are that the the lawyers for the other party are located in South Woodford - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in South Woodford is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal links with South Woodford selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 South Woodford property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to South Woodford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in South Woodford since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Woodford

I plan on buying a maisonette in South Woodford. My Conveyancer is not on the bank solicitor list. Am I still permitted to appoint my South Woodford conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the mortgage company list of approved lawyers?

One will need to appoint a conveyancer to complete the formalities when you take out a mortgage to buy your home. They will conduct all the necessary legal checks on the property, make sure that you will be registered as proprietor and ensure that all the necessary mortgage paperwork is in place. You can select a South Woodford property lawyer of your choice. Nevertheless, if the conveyancing practitioner selected is not a member of the lender approved list further charges will arise as separate legal representation will be need by the mortgage company. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so where your conveyancer has not previously sought membership they can do so.

I purchased a freehold premises in South Woodford but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in South Woodford and has limited impact for conveyancing in South Woodford but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in South Woodford and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used a nationwide conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in South Woodford. Having lived in South Woodford for many years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)

I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in South Woodford. Now, I need the documents however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in South Woodford of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Am I right to be wary that 3rd parties that I am dealing with are recommending a nationwide conveyancing firm rather than a local South Woodford conveyancing firm?

As with many service providers, often referrals from connections can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are many players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks may recommend conveyancers to select. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but occasionally there might be a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the right to choose your own lawyer. You need to be aware that the majority of banks operate an approved list of conveyancers you have to use for the lender related work in your house move.

We're FTB’s - agreed a price, but the property agent told us that the seller will only go ahead if we instruct their chosen conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor used to conveyancing in South Woodford

It is improbable the vendors are driving this. Should the seller require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious purchaser is counter productive. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to use your preferred South Woodford conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or hit his conveyancing figures demanded by corporate headquarters.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in South Woodford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Laderman Law Limited, 4 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, E18 1BD
  • Laderman & Co, 4 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, E18 1BD
  • Corbin & Hassan (uk) Llp, Patman House, 23-27 Electric Parade, George Lane, South Woodford, London, E18 2LS
  • Huggins & Lewis Foskett, 5/6 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, London, E18 1BG
  • Joseph Thaliyan Solicitors Ltd, 4 Station Passage, South Woodford, London, London, E18 1JL

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in South Woodford

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Woodford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Laderman Law Limited, 4 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, E18 1BD
  • Laderman & Co, 4 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, E18 1BD
  • Andrew Keen & Company, 10 The Shrubberies, George Lane, South Woodford, London, London, E18 1BG
  • Huggins & Lewis Foskett, 5/6 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, London, E18 1BG
  • A V A Mitchell & Co, 39 Forest Approach, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9BP

Planning law solicitors in South Woodford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Woodford with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Gh Cornish Llp, First Floor, 34-36 High Street, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 2DQ
  • Coldham Shield & Mace Solicitors Llp, 123-125 Station Road, Chingford, London, E4 6AG
  • Abdullah Solicitors, 56 Mansfield Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3BD
  • Sal & Co Solicitors Limited, 191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London, England, N18 2UD
  • Stuart & Co, 285 Fore Street, London, London, N9 0PD

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

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