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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodford Green

We were about to retain a conveyancing solicitor in Woodford Green recommended using your comparison tool but have come across some other fee calculations on the internet appear cheaper – how come?

There are many firms of websites promoting pretending to offer £99 conveyancing, but supplementalcosts end up with the final invoice totally different to the one you expected. In accordance with regulatory requirements costs listed in terms of engagement should be fair and reasonable invoiced The conveyancers that we list for conveyancing in Woodford Green clearly state all costs for a domestic conveyancing case.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Woodford Green?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Woodford Green. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one close by in Woodford Green I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Woodford Green for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be an issue. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

Am I right to be suspicious that brokers that I am dealing with are suggesting an online conveyancing firm rather than a local Woodford Green conveyancing firm?

As is the case with lots of service providers, often referrals from family and friends can be most helpful. Yet there are many players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may suggest solicitors to instruct. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there behind the scenes commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the right to choose your own conveyancer. However, bear in mind that many lenders specify a panel list of law firms you must use for the lender aspect of your home move.

I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Woodford Green. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner 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. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure 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).

Having spent years of dialogue we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Woodford Green. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to calculate the sum to be paid.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Woodford Green residence 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 affected 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 69.26 years.

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