My Conveyancer in Woodford has never been on on the Aldermore Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Aldermore approved list?
The limited options open to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your preferred Woodford solicitors but Aldermore will need to instruct a lawyer on their panel. This will result in additional total legal charges as well as cause delays.
- Choose a new practitioner to act in the purchase, not forgetting to check they are on the Aldermore panel
My colleague recommended that if I am purchasing in Woodford I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is sometimes included in the estimate for your Woodford conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Woodford around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Woodford Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Woodford Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Woodford.
I bought my house on 10 February and the transaction details are still not registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Woodford expressed confidence that it will be recorded inside ten days. Are titles in Woodford particularly slow to register?
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Woodford registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any third persons or bodies. Currently approximately 80% of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Historically registration is effected after the purchaser is living at the property so registration formalities is not usually an essential issue but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.
I decided to have a survey done on a property in Woodford ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Woodford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Woodford especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Woodford.
If all goes to plan we aim to complete the sale of our £325,000 garden flat in Woodford in just under a week. The management company has quoted £360 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Woodford?
Woodford conveyancing on leasehold apartments often involves the buyer’s conveyancer sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to address such questions the majority will be willing to assist. They are at liberty to levy a reasonable charge for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it exceeds £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration fees, otherwise the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that you have little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to exchange contracts with the buyer.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Woodford conveyancing firm to help?
Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Woodford conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Woodford 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 affected 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 69.26 years.
How much experience do your Woodford conveyancing solicitors have with Help To Buy, Shared Equity and similar schemes?
Woodford conveyancing lawyers help thousands of people move home every year and helped lots of clients through the Help To Buy scheme. The chances are that whatever makes your case unique Woodford conveyancers have worked on recent similar matters.