My family solicitor has sent a quote for £1200 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Waltham Abbey. I am selling a modern property for £225,000. Is this overpriced? Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Waltham Abbey?
The estimate does seem marginally steep. If you are content to spend time contrasting charges you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as £125. That being said, you maylive to regret opting for an an untested conveyancer. Don't forget to be sure that the solicitor can act for your bank. Do use our comparison tool to get a quote a Waltham Abbey conveyancing practice on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Waltham Abbey.
We are looking to buy a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Waltham Abbey who is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a 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 Skipton . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Waltham Abbey.
We are buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Waltham Abbey. The intention is to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to see if these works are allowed?
Your conveyancer will review the registered title as conveyancing in Waltham Abbey will occasionally identify restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit certain changes or necessitated the permission of another owner. Certain extensions require local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.
My husband and I have arranged the release of further monies on our mortgage from Principality as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home in Waltham Abbey. Do we need to choose a local Waltham Abbey solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Principality do not ordinarily instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality list.
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Waltham Abbey. My financial adviser suggested a property lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £175. A couple of days later, the conveyancing practitioner called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Santander conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Santander panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Will my solicitor be raising enquiries regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Waltham Abbey.
Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Waltham Abbey. Plenty of people will acquire a house in Waltham Abbey, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.
Solicitors are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that can be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Waltham Abbey. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms supplied to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the owner to determine if the property has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a buyer could issue a claim for damages as a result of such an incorrect reply. The purchaser’s conveyancers may also commission an environmental report. This will disclose if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be carried out.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Waltham Abbey and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Waltham Abbey. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Waltham Abbey area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Waltham Abbey. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of maisonettes in Waltham Abbey both have in the region of fifty years left on the leases. Will this present a problem?
A lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As a lease shortens the value of the lease decreases and it becomes more expensive to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is generally wise to extend the lease term. It is often difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We recommend you seek professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this field.
I am the proprietor of a ground flat in Waltham Abbey. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?
in cases where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to determine the amount due.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Waltham Abbey premises is 201 & 201a St. Barnabas Road in October 2013. The Tribunal decided that the price to be paid by the Applicants for the freehold interest is £20,071. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 69.26 years.