By Frances Traynor
17th October 2017
"Working together is crucial for a smoother completion."
To carry out the legal side of things for your move, you will need to instruct a lawyer, when buying, selling or remortgaging a home in Romford.
The solicitors in Homeward Legal’s network have many years’ conveyancing experience in Romford and throughout Essex. Our proactive approach means we often move you faster than other firms.
Our property lawyers handle all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed fee.
If your London house move does not complete you will not be charged any property legal fees for buying and selling a property.
Using area expertise, our solicitors will guide you through the whole of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Romford is served by the M25, A12, A124, A125 and A127. By rail: The nearest train station is Romford. By air: Of the nearest airports to Romford, London City Airport is 11 miles, London Stansted Airport is 28 miles, Rochester Airport is 30 miles, Elstree Aerodrome is 31 miles and London Biggin Hill is 31 miles.
Hospital: Queen’s, Romford Valley Way, Romford, RM7 0AG. Council: Havering Council (www.havering.gov.uk).
Attractions: Romford Market, Lodge Farm Park, Romford Dog Stadium, Raphael Park, Brookside Theatre, and Havering Museum.Q.
There are several seductive advertisements for high-street and online lawyers that state that they offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Frequently, though, additional costs are hiding in small print and these are often not read by sellers and buyers who are likely to be in a hurry. Such extra charges need to be fair and clearly stated.
At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs, and our quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.Q.
Because of the increased publicity about devastating floods all over the country, it is natural for you to be concerned as to whether your property is at severe risk or not. When you appoint your solicitor, among the first tasks to be carried out will be the ordering of a number of standard searches.
Within these, the environmental search will reveal any past flooding issues at your property and the surrounding area (e.g. whether it’s on a flood plain or not). If the result shows that the risk is significant, a more in-depth and inexpensive (about £20) search can be ordered.Q.
Technically, there is no argument as to why a home-seller like yourself shouldn't conduct your own conveyancing. In reality, however, a Romford conveyancer carries out a large number of tasks (e.g. chasing lender for comments on issues raised and maintaining constant communication with agents), many of which require a skilled and experienced professional. In addition, they are obligated to carry personal indemnity insurance to protect you, which you won’t have.Q.
For some legal firms, it may not be clear if an itemised charge is a fee or a disbursement. The costs for searches are disbursements and not fees, and this expense is passed on to the buyer at cost.
At Homeward Legal, our straightforward approach to detailing the conveyancing quote makes the distinction completely clear. Call our skilled conveyancing team on 0800 038 6699 to arrange a fixed-fee quote, backed up by our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
Of the large number of mortgage lenders and brokers with local offices in the proximity of Romford, Homeward Legal frequently works alongside the majority of them. Local lenders and brokers include:
Your conveyancing solicitor should be able to provide more information.
Conveyancing, by experience, can be notoriously slow, with the time needed to complete everything being between one and three months. The duration is predicated on several issues which may affect the smoothness of the transaction (e.g. if a third party is slow to respond, or someone in the chain is waiting to confirm a mortgage application).
With the experienced solicitors at Homeward Legal, every purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service, using solicitors who are highly proactive. We aim to complete the conveyancing work within six weeks. Why not give us a call on 0800 038 6699 to find out more?Q.
The respective council tax band and the associated charge should, in most cases, be given in the conveyancing report on title along with the local council contact information. Up-to-date rates for residents of Romford are tabled on the Havering council website (refer to the public services information section at the top of these FAQs). The rates for each band for the 2016/2017 tax year are:
Retrieved on 22 February 2017Q.
All fees and disbursements should be identified clearly on a conveyancing quote, with any possible extra costs clearly listed so that you know what your final legal bill will be. This cost mentioned in your question is a fee, not a disbursement. It should be clearly included in your quote. Contact Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote, or use our online quote calculator.Q.
Your solicitor instructed to handle the transaction might recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish in which the house being purchased is located. In older areas of Romford, chancel repair may be apportioned on new owners of a house where church councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.Q.
The cost of searches noticeably varies, depending on the searches required. The most frequently used searches include a local authority search and a chancel liability search.Q.
SDLT is usually due for purchases sold for over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty reduction is not recommended for purchases in Romford. These schemes are expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed.Q.
The legal work needed to sell or purchase a home may be lengthy. Homeward Legal do our best to reduce the cost of these delays, if it is possible to do so, by driving the transaction forward. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as waiting for a mortgage offer.Q.
Romford is located in London Borough of Havering Council, Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB, phone: 01708 434 343Q.
Technically, there is no argument why a home buyer shouldn't conduct your own conveyancing on your own. In reality however, a Romford conveyancer carries out a large number of exercises e.g. chasing lender for comments on issues raised and maintaining constant communication with agents many of which require a skilled professional.
Moreover legal practices are obligated to be covered by acceptable insurance cover to insulate you from any carelessness.Q.
It is strongly suggested that purchasers book a building survey when you intend to buy in Romford. A range problems will impact a property, which include wet rot and cavity wall tie failure, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.