Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Barking is not listed on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of his conveyancing?
That is most likely an incorrect assumption to make. There are plenty of plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Barking conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.
In the event thatI were to acquire a straightforward homein Barking for cash and dispense with a survey and no conveyancing searches how much would I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Barking?
Any savings you would gain will be limited to the costs for searches. Your conveyancer is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, liaising with the vendors lawyer, stamp duty return, register the property etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a mortgage however it will not be meaningful.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to attend the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Barking so that I can attend their offices if required.
Whereas this was necessary ten years ago, the vast majority lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. You will still be obliged to provide identification documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a locally based practitioner, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Barking.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Barking for my home move. Is it possible to see a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
Members of the public can read presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor call for training requirements.
I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Barking. Before I get started I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.
Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Barking - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
Following months of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Barking. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to decide the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Barking flat is 240 Strone Road in January 2014. the tribunal held that the price to be paid for the freehold interest was£23,538 of which£13,017 is attributable to the ground floor flat and £10,521 to the first floor flat. This case related to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 65.5 years.