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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Ockendon

The South Ockendon conveyancing firm handling our South Ockendon conveyancing has uncovered an inconsistency between the surveyor’s assumptions in the valuation report and what is revealed within the conveyancing documents. My solicitor has advised that he is obliged to ensure that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s approach appropriate?

Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

In reading moneysavingexpert.com for a conveyancing lawyer in South Ockendon, most post that I must use a CQS assured solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's major mortgage companies. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Legal Ombudsman. CQS is not a scheme offered by the Council of Licensed Conveyancing. South Ockendon is one of the numerous areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited solicitors.

Is there anything unique about your site and alternative online quote calculators for conveyancing in South Ockendon?

At this site receive a conveyancing costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the issues for your conveyancing in South Ockendon. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not have commission arrangements with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm who pay the highest kickback, as opposed to the best value conveyancing in South Ockendon

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in South Ockendon for my home move. Is it possible to see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?

Anyone can find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor call for training reasons.

I am a negotiator for a busy estate agent office in South Ockendon where we have experienced a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local South Ockendon conveyancing solicitors. Can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can instigate the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can a leaseholder make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a South Ockendon conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

if there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a South Ockendon premises 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 number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 57.5 years.

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