I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when acquiring a property in West Ham? or Apparently there is historic law that could mean that house owners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards repairs towards the chancel within the church. Is this relevant for conveyancing in West Ham?
Unless a previous purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you can take it that lawyers handling conveyancing in West Ham to continue to suggest a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my house are lost. The solicitors who handled the conveyancing in West Ham 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
As long as the title is registered the information relating to your ownership will be retained by HMLR with a Title Number. It is possible to conduct a search at the Land Registry, locate your house and obtain current copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually retain a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for £20 inclusive of VAT.
I was recommended by a couple of local selling agents in West Ham to choose a solicitor on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to market your site ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t offer any referral fee for directing people our way. We thought it would be too underhand a fee because members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
I am using a search engine for the term cheap conveyancing in West Ham it reveals numerous solicitorsin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable solicitor for me?
The ideal method of finding the right conveyancer is through a trusted referral, so enquire of friends and relatives who have acquired a property in West Ham or a local estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in West Ham differ, so it's a good idea to obtain a minimum of three fee calculations from varying types of companies. Make sure that you know that the fees are fixed.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a West Ham conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a West Ham conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you talk with several firms including non West Ham conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:
What volume of lease extensions has the firm conducted in West Ham in the last 12 months? Can they put you in touch with clients in West Ham who can give a testimonial?
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a West Ham conveyancing firm to assist?
Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a West Ham conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a West Ham premises is 46 Credon Road in January 2014. On 11 September 2013 Deputy District Judge Price sitting at the Bow County Court made a vesting order that the freeholder surrender his lease and be granted a new lease of the Premises on such terms as may be determined by the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).The appropriate sum as concluded by the Tribunal was £7225 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 69.77 years.
My conveyancers in West Ham have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with the lender. Is it case that being on the bank conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the lender Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the mortgage company directly.