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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barking

We are soon to exchange on the purchase of a property in Barking but as a consequence of damage from the recent storms I have managed to agree reparation from the current proprietors in the sum of £2k by way of a adjustment in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of a side agreement however Leeds Building Society are not allowing this. Why were they notified?

Your lawyer that is on the Leeds Building Society approved list is obliged to advise Leeds Building Society of any changes to the sale price. If you prohibit your property lawyer to report the reduction to Leeds Building Society then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Leeds Building Society and you would have to appoint a new conveyancer for your conveyancing in Barking.

My wife and I are buying a apartment in Barking. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to deposit funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?

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.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Barking lawyer having made sure that they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Clydesdale will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Clydesdale will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Barking surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

After what seems like an age I have had an offer on a flat in Barking agreed to, the vendors do however have an associated purchase. The vendors have placed an offer on somewhere, however it’s not yet tied up, and are looking at other properties booked. I have instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Barking. What should be my next step? At what point do I apply for the mortgage with TSB?

It is normal to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs too early (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Barking conveyancing search charges, etc). The first course of action is to check that your property lawyer is on the TSB approved list. As to the next phase this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your case, motivation for the property and on the state of the market. During a rising market many buyers will apply for the mortgage with TSB and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their property lawyer to move forward with the conveyancing in Barking.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Barking with a mortgage from HSBC Bank. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The sale representative told me not reveal to my lawyer about this deal as it would adversely affect my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

How do I identify a Barking solicitor on the Britannia conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am prepared to travel upto 25miles to meet the lawyer.

You can use the tool on this website. Please choose the mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Barking conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Barking conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can call them to check if they are on the Britannia panel

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can one make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Barking conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

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

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal 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 affected 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 65.5 years.

What makes a Barking lease problematic?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Barking. Most leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain provisions are missing. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the building

You could have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Nationwide Building Society, Coventry Building Society, and Alliance & Leicester all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the buyer to withdraw.

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