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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Clayhall

We were just about to exchange contracts for a property in Clayhall. We encountered a stumbling block. Our mortgage offer with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society runs out on 5/4/2023 but the sellers are insisting on a completion date of 11/4/2023. Is it possible to extend the loan expiry date?

The best person to deal with your concern is your conveyancer who will hopefully determine whether he or she is should be discussing with the mortgage company, vendor’s lawyers, estate agents or possibly all three based on the circumstances your conveyancing as of today.

As I am unsure how the conveyancing bit works what is the most important advice you can impart regarding purchase conveyancing in Clayhall?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Clayhall or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the transaction. E.g., the seller, property agent and sometimes the lender. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Clayhall should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the process whose role it is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.

Every so often a potential adversary may try and sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. As an example, the estate agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your solicitor is wrong. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do something that is against your conveyancers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

Having invested time reading mumsnet.com for a recommended solicitor in Clayhall, most post that I must use a CQS assured solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's biggest lenders. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Clayhall is one of the numerous areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited solicitors.

I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in Clayhall for my home move. Is there any facility to see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?

Anyone may review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor telephone calls for training purposes.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 72 years left on my lease in Clayhall. I now want to extend my lease but my freeholder is missing. What are my options?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, 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 granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have used your best endeavours to locate the lessor. In some cases a specialist should be helpful to conduct investigations and to produce a report which can be used as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Clayhall.

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

if there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the premium.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Clayhall residence is 59 & 59a Clarendon Gardens in February 2014. The Tribunals valuation for the freehold was £30,073.00 The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 65 and 61.

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