At long last a loan agreement from Santander for the remortgage of my 3 bedroom garden flat is expected by the end of next week. Are you able to propose a low cost conveyancing lawyer in Barkingside?
You have arrived at the wrong place to search for cut-price fees for conveyancing solicitors in Barkingside. Our goal is to offer value for money conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Avoid the trap of appointing companies seducing you with £100 conveyancing in Barkingside. Optimistically, in choosing a lawyer for cheap conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst you will end up with a surprising uplift in additional fees and still not end up with the service you were hoping for.
We previously appointed conveyancing lawyers locally in Barkingside on the Leeds Building Society solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a further sum for the legal aspects of the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Leeds Building Society?
Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer may levy a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Leeds Building Society but by your Barkingside lawyer. Plenty of firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
I am expecting a DIP from Nationwide this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nationwide recommend any Barkingside solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Barkingside solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Nationwide through the process.
I had an offer accepted on an apartment in Barkingside on 12/12/2022, valuation was booked 2 days later, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor appointed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to UBS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the UBS conveyancing panel. Are UBS entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for UBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the UBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Barkingside is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Barkingside are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Barkingside you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Barkingside may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am disposing of a property in Swansea but reside in Barkingside. My lawyer (who is 250 miles from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Barkingside to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Barkingside
Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only Fifty years left on my lease in Barkingside. I need to extend my lease but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have done all that could be expected to find the lessor. In some cases an enquiry agent may be useful to conduct investigations and to produce an expert document to be used as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to proving the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Barkingside.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a Barkingside conveyancing firm to represent me?
You certainly can. 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 property 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 number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 60.29 years.