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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Old Ford

Having been told to check out your service we were going to use a conveyancing solicitor in Old Ford found using your search tool but have come across some other costs illustrations via the web look cheaper – how come?

You can find many firms of conveyancers advertising theoretically looks to be cut price. We would encourage you to think twice as to how much you respect your own move to you are willing to take 'cheap' risks with regard to the standard of the legal work. Many of them list a cheap quote to tempt you but plant supplemental charges in the fine print..

My fiance and I intend to remortgage our apartment in Old Ford with Skipton. We have a son 19 who lives at home. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the flat is repossessed. I have two questions (1) Is this form unique to the Skipton conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we bought 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this extinguish his rights to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Skipton. This is solely used to protect Skipton if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Skipton had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

When will exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Old Ford and do I need to attend the lawyers office?

If you are local to our conveyancing solicitors in Old Ford you are invited in to sign documents. That being said, the law practices we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The signing of the property agreement is not the important part. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the conveyancer to officially exchange when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Old Ford)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I have recentlybeen informed that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Old Ford for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to check if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Old Ford conveyancing specialists.

Jane (my partner) and I may need to rent out our Old Ford basement flat for a while due to a career opportunity. We used a Old Ford conveyancing practice in 2002 but they have since shut and we did not think at the time seek any advice as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

Some leases for properties in Old Ford do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.

I am the registered owner of a a ground floor purpose built flat in Old Ford. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for a lease extension?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Old Ford conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Old Ford flat is 26 Rhondda Grove in June 2009. The net price payable by the leaseholders as determined by the Tribunal was £3,015.13. This comprised £11,300 premium for the reversion less £8,284.87 costs as ordered by the County Court.

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