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Waltham Cross Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £10,564
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 57 days for conveyancing in Waltham Cross
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 4 115 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Waltham Cross
  • 5 75% freehold and 25% leasehold conveyancing in Waltham Cross for last year

Examples of recent conveyancing in Waltham Cross since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Waltham Cross

My friend's dad is a conveyancing practitioner. I suspect that I will receive friends and family pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in Waltham Cross?

You should contrast pricing. Make use of our comparison tool on this page. The quotes may vary but the service one can expect differ between law firms as is true with most professions.

The Waltham Cross conveyancing solicitors that I recently instructed on my purchase in Waltham Cross have without warning shut down. I chose them because I needed a firm on the Lloyds conveyancing panel and my previous Waltham Cross lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take one hundred and fifty pounds for searches. What should be my next steps?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.

I am due to move house in April. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you put forward a removal company in Waltham Cross. Conveyancing lawyer was organised prior to coming across this page.

On the afternoon of completion you can collect the keys from the estate agent however this should only happen once the previous owners conveyancers confirm to the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you can tell the removal men that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to suggest a particular removal company but can help you locate a conveyancing in Waltham Cross or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Waltham Cross.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in September 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Clydesdale are being pedantic. The Waltham Cross solicitor who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Clydesdale are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Clydesdale have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Clydesdale have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Clydesdale may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

About to purchase flat in Waltham Cross. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Waltham Cross lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel.

I am buying a new build flat in Waltham Cross. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Waltham Cross

    Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. 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. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

My father-in-law has recommend that I instruct his conveyancers in Waltham Cross. Do I take his advice?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Waltham Cross conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to get feedback from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the conveyancer that you are contemplating using.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Waltham Cross with the aim of speeding up the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Waltham Cross can be avoided where you get in touch lawyers the minute you market your property and ask them to collate the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ solicitors.
  • Some Waltham Cross leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are able to meet the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should ensure that you have the original share certificate. Obtaining a re-issued share certificate is often a lengthy process and delays many a Waltham Cross home move. If a reissued share is required, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (where applicable) for this as soon as possible. You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be advisable double-check via your solicitors. A purchaser's conveyancer will be unlikely to recommend their client to to exchange contracts if the remaining number of years is below 75 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Waltham Cross conveyancing firm to assist?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to judgment on the amount due.

An example of a Vesting Order and Purchase of freehold matter before the tribunal for a Waltham Cross residence is Ground Floor Flat 4A Baronet Road in February 2010. Following a vesting order by Edmonton County Court on 23rd December 2008 (case number 8ED064) the Tribunal decided that the price that the Applicant for the freehold interest should pay is £8,689.00 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 80.01 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Waltham Cross regulated by the SRA

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

  • Edward Oliver & Co, 38 Crossbrook Street, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertforshire, EN8 8JQ
  • Djk Solicitors, 46 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, En9 1bs, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XE
  • Kent Law Limited, Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5JH
  • Karis Spyris Llp, The Business Centre, 758 Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3PN
  • Avrillo Llp, Gorray House, 758 Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3GN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Waltham Cross

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Waltham Cross practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Edward Oliver & Co, 38 Crossbrook Street, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertforshire, EN8 8JQ
  • Kirwans Solicitors, 201 Beaconsfield Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 6AX
  • Djk Solicitors, 46 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, En9 1bs, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XE
  • Kent Law Limited, Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5JH
  • Karis Spyris Llp, The Business Centre, 758 Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3PN

Planning law solicitors in Waltham Cross regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Waltham Cross specialising in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • Djk Solicitors, 46 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, En9 1bs, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XE
  • Vanderpump & Sykes Llp, Lough Point, 2 Gladbeck Way, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 7JA
  • Coldham Shield & Mace Solicitors Llp, 123-125 Station Road, Chingford, London, E4 6AG
  • Stuart & Co, 285 Fore Street, London, London, N9 0PD
  • Sal & Co Solicitors Limited, 191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London, England, N18 2UD

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

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