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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Beckton

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Beckton costs more?

Beckton leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

A colleague recommended that where I am buying in Beckton I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Beckton conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Beckton around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Beckton.

As co-executor for the will of my father I am disposing of a house in Swansea but live in Beckton. My lawyer (who is 200 miles awayrequires that I execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Beckton who can witness this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Beckton

I have just appointed agents to market my garden flat in Beckton. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have recently had a quarterly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

It best that you discharge the service charge as you normally would as all rents and service invoices should be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

After years of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Beckton. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Beckton conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Beckton flat is 46 Credon Road in January 2014. On 11 September 2013 Deputy District Judge Price sitting at the Bow County Court made a vesting order that the freeholder surrender his lease and be granted a new lease of the Premises on such terms as may be determined by the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).The appropriate sum as concluded by the Tribunal was £7225 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 69.77 years.

I have chosen a Beckton conveyancing solicitor for our home move (first time buyers) and have picked up in the terms and conditions that they are not covered by the Financial Conduct Authority. Need I be worried or is that usually the case with conveyancing practitioner?

We can't see why they should be. Most solicitor don't lend money. They will be governed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, who have stringent obligations in place on amounts held by them.

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