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Ready to buy a new home in Barkingside? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Barkingside transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barkingside

I can't travel far from Barkingside. Is there a reason why all Barkingside conveyancing practitioners are not on all lender panels?

Banks highlight the fact that solicitor-led fraud is thought to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud annually.The elimination of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the Financial Services Authority in 2011. Its outcome included recommendations for mortgage companies to review their conveyancing panels, which kicked off a major policy change in the sector. It resulted in mortgage companies culling less reputable firms from their books of approved property lawyers .

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Barkingside?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Barkingside. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Barkingside I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Barkingside in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

We are 18 days into a residential purchase having been referred to a firm by the estate agent to carry out the conveyancing in Barkingside. We are not happy. Can you help me find new solicitors?

They would have to be very bad in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the mortgage offer been issued? In the event that it has you will need to make them aware of the new contact details and ensure the offer are re-issued. Your new conveyancer needs to be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid added costs and frustration. That should be your first question of the new solicitors. Our search tool can help you find a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Barkingside

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Barkingside from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Barkingside can be avoided if you get in touch lawyers as soon as your agents start advertising the property and ask them to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the buyers’ lawyers.
  • If you have carried out any alterations to the premises would they have required Landlord’s permission? Have you, for example laid down wooden flooring? Most leases in Barkingside state that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring calls for a licence from the Landlord acquiescing to such alterations. Should you fail to have the paperwork to hand do not communicate with the landlord without contacting your conveyancer in advance. Many landlords or managing agents in Barkingside levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Barkingside. You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to double-check via your conveyancers. A purchaser's lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to where the lease term is less than 75 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale.

We have reached the end of our tether in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Barkingside. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

if there is a absentee freeholder or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Barkingside residence is 104 Coventry Road in July 2014. The Tribunal determined that the lease extension permium should be £22,896.15 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 60.29 years.

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