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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Romford

Do lawyers request an advanced payment for conveyancing in Romford?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Romford your lawyer will ask you put them with monies to cover the search fees. Normally this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is as part of the total price then this should be asked for shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

We are planning to move home in May. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you suggest a removal company in Romford. Conveyancing lawyer was found prior to coming across your site.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to collect the house keys from the estate agent but this can only be done after the vendors lawyers confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be released. You should tell the removal men that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a particular removal company but can assist you in choosing a residential property solicitor in Romford or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Romford.

is it true that all Romford solicitor firms on the Nationwide conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Nationwide approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the SRA. Many banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We are getting the release of further monies on our mortgage from Coventry BS as we want to carry out renovations to our home in Romford. Are we obliged to appoint a bricks and mortar Romford solicitor on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

Coventry BS would not normally appoint a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Romford is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Romford are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Romford you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Romford may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I only have 68 years unexpired on my lease in Romford. I am keen to extend my lease but my landlord is missing. What are my options?

On the basis that you qualify, 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 enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you have used your best endeavours to track down the freeholder. In some cases an enquiry agent may be useful to try and locate and to produce an expert document to be used as proof that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor both on proving the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court overseeing Romford.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Romford conveyancing firm to help?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Romford conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Romford residence is 37 Lodge Court High Street in November 2013. the decision of the LVT was that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £25,559 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 57.5 years.

I bought a house in Romford last 28/12/2022 and to date it is still not recorded with HM Land Registry. It is part of a new estate and my solicitor told me that it may take over a year to register. I have called HM Land Registry directly and they say that the original application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. Do I need to be concerned?

It is your solicitor that you must turn to here in order to satisfy any issues which have been raised as part of the registration formalities for your Romford property. Normal Romford conveyancing practice includes an undertaking on the part of the previous owner’s lawyer that they will assist in resolving any requisition raised by HMLR so it may be a case of seeking to enforce that undertaking in some way.

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