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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Romford

My partner and I are nearing an exchange on a property in Romford and my mum and dad have transferred the 10% deposit to my solicitor. I am now told that as the deposit has not arrived from me my property lawyer needs to disclose this to my bank. I am advised that, in also acting for the bank he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I disclosed to the bank regarding my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?

The lawyer is legally required to check with lender to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only notify this to your lender if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I own a freehold property in Romford but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Romford and has limited impact for conveyancing in Romford but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.

It has been 2 months following my purchase conveyancing in Romford concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Romford. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Romford

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.

I am using a search engine for the phrase on line conveyancing in Romford it reveals many property lawyerslocally. How do I determine which is the right conveyancing solicitor for the sale of my house?

The preferential way of finding the right conveyancer is through a trusted testimonial, so enquire of colleagues and family who have purchased a property in Romford or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Romford differ, so it's advisable to secure at least three costs illustrations from varying types of law firms. Dont forget to clarify that the fees are fixed.

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