I plan on purchasing a leasehold flat in Ilford. My Conveyancer is not listed on the mortgage company approved list. Can I still continue with my Ilford conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the mortgage company panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You will need to have a lawyer to deal with the formalities when you require a mortgage to purchase your property. They will conduct all the relevant legal checks on the property, ensuring that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage paperwork is dealt with. One could appoint a Ilford solicitor of your choosing. However, where the lawyer selected is not a member of the mortgage company approved list further costs will be levied as separate legal representation will be required by them. Bank panel applications may be submitted, so if your solicitor has not in the past applied for membership they should take the opportunity to apply.
Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Ilford even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example where I want to buy a shop in Ilford with a loan from Britannia?
Our search tool is primarily there to get a quote from domestic conveyancing solicitors in Ilford but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page some Ilford commercial conveyancing firms. You should enquire with the firm directly to establish if they can also act for Britannia
We are selling our property in Ilford and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a nationwide conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Ilford. We have lived in Ilford for six years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get clarification need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
My husband and I are a fortnight into a freehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the high street agent to do our conveyancing in Ilford. I am not happy. Could you help me find new lawyers?
They would have to be very bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has your mortgage been sent? In the event that it has you need to advise them of the new contact details and have the loan are issued to the new lawyers. The conveyancer should be on the lenders panel to avoid added expenses and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our search tool should assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Ilford
The solicitors conducting our conveyancing in Ilford has sent documents to review that state the property is unregistered with epitome documents. Is it not the case that all houses in Ilford should be registered?
Although most properties in Ilford are now registered with the Land Registry there are still some that remain unregistered. Any property in Ilford that has been transferred since the late 1980’s will have been registered at the HMLR under the compulsory ‘first registration’ scheme. However, if a Ilford property has not changed hands in that time then it’s likely the old fashioned title deeds will be the only evidence of ownership.Many Ilford conveyancing lawyers should be able to handle this type of conveyancing but in the event that uncertainty reigns the prevailing recommendation presently appears to be for the current owners to address the registration formalities first and subsequently sell - this undoubtedly result in a significant delay.