Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Barkingside. I would like to know the logic why all Barkingside conveyancing practitioners aren't automatically on all mortgage company panels?
Lenders normally impose restrictions on either the type or the number of conveyancing firms on their approved list of lawyers. A common example of such restriction(s) being that the firm needs to have two or more partners. As well as restricting the structure of firm, some building societies decided to reduce the size of their panel they use to represent them. You should note that mortgage companies have no responsibility for the quality of conveyancing provided by any Barkingside conveyancing practitioner on their approved list. Mortgage fraud was the primary trigger for the reduction of conveyancing panels in the last decade notwithstanding that there are conflicting views about whether solicitors sat at the center of that fraud. Statistics published by HMLR exposes that thousands of conveyancing practices only conduct one or two conveyances annually. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why conveyancing firms should have claim to be listed on a lender panel when clearly property law is not their speciality?
Finally the sale completed on my house in Barkingside last July yet the purchaser is e-mailing every few hours complaining that their conveyancer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?
After completion of your disposal your solicitor should deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Where appropriate, your solicitor must also send confirmation that the mortgage has been paid off to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures specific conveyancing in Barkingside.
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may affect a commercial land in Barkingside?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Barkingside will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Barkingside. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Barkingside.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Barkingside it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Barkingside commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Barkingside.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Barkingside. I now require my papers but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Barkingside of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I own a leasehold flat in Barkingside. Conveyancing and Skipton Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing solicitor in Barkingside who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Barkingside conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Following months of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Barkingside. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Barkingside conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision 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 affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 60.29 years.