If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in Goodmayes what would it be?
It would be unwise to be tempted by the cheapest Goodmayes conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.
When it comes to lenders such as Kent Reliance, do Goodmayes conveyancing practitioners incur a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Goodmayes. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. TSB have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with TSB your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions contained in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for TSB. The CML Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to TSB where a lease does not meet these requirements. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Goodmayes.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Goodmayes. Now, I need my files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Goodmayes of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one close by in Goodmayes I like with amenity areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Goodmayes in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a home loan that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Goodmayes for my home move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training reasons.
I wish to sublet my leasehold apartment in Goodmayes. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?
Your lease dictates the relationship between the landlord and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will set out if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Goodmayes do not contain subletting altogether – such a provision would adversely affect the market value the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a duplicate of the sublease.
Having spent months of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Goodmayes. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Goodmayes conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Goodmayes property is 49 Aldborough Road South in July 2012. The Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of the new lease was £13,925 This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 61.36 years.