Having been told to check out your web site we were about to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Woodford Green listed on your site but stumbled across alternative quotes via the web appear cheaper – how come?
You can find plenty of conveyancing outfits marketing theoretically looks to be very low prices. We suggest that you give due consideration as to how much you respect your own move to want to be penny wise pound foolish concerning the quality of the conveyancing. Some embed extras deep into the terms of engagement. The solicitors that we list for conveyancing in Woodford Green will notbehave this way.
As a novice what is the most important piece of guidance you can give me about purchase conveyancing in Woodford Green?
Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Woodford Green or throughout Essex is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of opportunity for conflict between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the seller, property agent and on occasion the lender. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Woodford Green should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.
On occasion a potential adversary may attempt to persuade you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your lawyer is dragging his heels. Or your mortgage broker may tell you to do something that is contrary to your lawyers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Woodford Green is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Woodford Green are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Woodford Green you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Woodford Green 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.
Last August I purchased a leasehold flat in Woodford Green. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
We have reached the end of our tether in seeking a lease extension in Woodford Green. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Woodford Green conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Woodford Green premises is 201 & 201a St. Barnabas Road in October 2013. The Tribunal decided that the price to be paid by the Applicants for the freehold interest is £20,071. This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 69.26 years.
What type of conveyancing matters do Woodford Green conveyancing practices handle?
Almost all Woodford Green conveyancing solicitors can handle a number of legal advice to domestic and rural land owners, vendors, first time buyers, freeholders and tenants such as:
Standard residential sale conveyancing in Woodford Green or across the country
Private residential purchase conveyancing in Woodford Green and throughout England and Wales
Complex land law issues Staircasing and Equity Loan Redemption Severance of joint tenancies Advising squatters about their rights to lawfully acquire property by way of adverse possession