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Reasons to use our Woodford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in 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.
  • 2 Woodford conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Woodford conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move
  • 3 The Woodford conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Woodford
  • 4 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Woodford has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor in the main results in a more personalised service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, 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’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Woodford since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodford

I own a freehold house in Woodford but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Woodford and has limited impact for conveyancing in 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 have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

We just had an offer accepted to buy with Melton Mowbray Building Society. We have called around locally but am struggling to find a Woodford conveyancing firm on the Melton Mowbray Building Society approved list. Please you help?

You should make the most of the search tool on this web page. Please choose the lender and type Woodford or your preferred area and you will be presented with a number of lawyer offices in Woodford or near you.

We are purchasing a house in Woodford. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On the day of competition we will need to deposit our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

We are aiming to move home in July. Does my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you recommend a removal company in Woodford. Conveyancing firm was chosen prior to coming across your site.

On the afternoon of completion you can collect the house keys from the property agent however this can only take place when the previous owners solicitors confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. After that you will need to advise the removal company that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to suggest a particular removal company but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Woodford or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Woodford.

I currently have a mortgage with UBS for my property in Woodford. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform UBS?

Your original mortgage agreement with UBS will provide that you need their approval prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of UBS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that UBS will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact UBS directly. You need not do this via a UBS conveyancing panel lawyer.

I am downsizing from my home. My past lawyers closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Woodford if that makes a difference.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Woodford. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

Last December I purchased a leasehold flat in Woodford. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

We have reached the end of our tether in negotiating a lease extension in Woodford. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Woodford conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Woodford flat 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 term was 69.26 years.

My lawyers in Woodford have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with the bank. Is it case that being on the lender 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 bank Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the mortgage company directly.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Woodford

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Woodford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • A V A Mitchell & Co, 39 Forest Approach, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9BP
  • Thirsk Winton Llp, Swan House, 9-12 Johnston Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0XA
  • Forbes Hall Llp, 3 Johnston Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0XA
  • Laderman Law Limited, 4 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, E18 1BD
  • Laderman & Co, 4 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, E18 1BD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Woodford regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Woodford practicing in commercial conveyancing in Woodford. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • A V A Mitchell & Co, 39 Forest Approach, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9BP
  • Forbes Hall Llp, 3 Johnston Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0XA
  • Thirsk Winton Llp, Swan House, 9-12 Johnston Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0XA
  • Reculver Solicitors Ltd, 39 Malmesbury Road, South Woodford, London, E18 2NL
  • Corbin & Hassan (uk) Llp, Patman House, 23-27 Electric Parade, George Lane, South Woodford, London, E18 2LS

Planning law solicitors in Woodford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Woodford with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Coldham Shield & Mace Solicitors Llp, 123-125 Station Road, Chingford, London, E4 6AG
  • Gh Cornish Llp, First Floor, 34-36 High Street, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 2DQ
  • 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

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