My financial adviser has requested my Stratford lawyer’ panel member for the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I obtain this. I have contacted my local Stratford branch but they don't know it.
You are best placed to get this information from your Stratford lawyer . They maintain a central record lender panel numbers.
My bank has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Stratford but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Stratford local to me. Are you able to help?
Not all Stratford conveyancing firms are listed all banks conveyancing panel. Do make use of the above find an approved solicitor tool to choose a Stratford conveyancing solicitor on the on the mortgage company panel.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Stratford. 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 is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Stratford
If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply a car parking plan. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.
I opted to have a survey done on a property in Stratford ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend not give a loan on such a house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you e-mail us we can investigate further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Stratford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Stratford especially if they are familiar with such properties in Stratford.
Given that I will soon spend over three hundred thousand on a property in Stratford I wish to have a conversation with the conveyancer about myhouse move before giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
Absolutely - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the lawyer who will be doing your property ownership legalities in Stratford.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique person, not a case reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Stratford should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.
Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 62 years unexpired on my lease in Stratford. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is missing. What are my options?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to track down the lessor. In some cases an enquiry agent may be useful to conduct investigations and to produce a report which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Stratford.
I am the proprietor of a ground floor flat in Stratford. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount payable for the purchase of the freehold?
Where there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to assess the amount due.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Stratford flat is 12 Nutfield Road in July 2014. the Tribunal judged that the price to be paid by the applicants for the freehold interest should be £19,572 This case related to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 72.02 years.