Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Billericay

Ready to buy a new home? Find a law firm approved by your lender.

If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Billericay’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Billericay.

Reasons to use our Billericay conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers are located in Billericay - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 2 Billericay solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Billericay conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 3 Billericay solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Billericay is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Billericay solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Billericay home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Billericay since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Billericay

I own a freehold property in Billericay yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Billericay and has limited impact for conveyancing in Billericay 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 date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old 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.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Billericay. My lender is Nationwide Building Society

Nationwide Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 19/7/2021, the requirements read as follows :

How does conveyancing in Billericay differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Billericay approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because builders in Billericay typically acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Billericay or who has acted in the same development.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business offices in Billericay and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to provides protection to commercial lessees, giving them the right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Billericay is one of our hundreds of locations in which our lawyers have offices

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Billericay. 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).

I purchased a garden flat in Billericay, conveyancing having been completed November 2008. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Billericay with an extended lease are worth £180,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease runs out on 21st October 2080

You have 59 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £20,900 and £24,200 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

We are considering using an online conveyancer ahead of a Billericay conveyancing firm. Any advice?

Advantages do exist in being able to attend a local Billericay conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing documents same day
  • often being able to see someone face-to-face can make a significant difference, particularly for more complex conveyancing
  • the ability to raise concerns if things are not going as expected

When comparing quotes, look carefully for hidden extras. Most decent Billericay high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Many online agents seem to offer discounted prices, but have hidden 'extras' in the small print.

Last updated

Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Billericay regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Billericay but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Browns Solicitors (essex) Ltd, Church House, 46 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BS
  • Marks Miller & Co, 92b High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BT
  • Roger Green & Co Solicitors, 100 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BY
  • Rainer Hughes, Oak House, 46 Crossways, Shenfield, Essex, CM15 8QY
  • Pwp Solicitors, Cloville Hall, Ship Road, West Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8XA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Billericay regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Billericay with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Billericay. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Browns Solicitors (essex) Ltd, Church House, 46 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BS
  • Marks Miller & Co, 92b High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BT
  • Roger Green & Co Solicitors, 100 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BY
  • Rainer Hughes, Oak House, 46 Crossways, Shenfield, Essex, CM15 8QY
  • Pwp Solicitors, Cloville Hall, Ship Road, West Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8XA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Billericay regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Billericay but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Dorling Cottrell Limited, Suite 6 Phoenix House, SS14 3EZ
  • Pcs Legal , 5 The Capricorn Centre, SS14 3JA
  • Chris Allnutt & Co, Ground Floor, Broadway House, SS11 7AD
  • Legal Business Property Lawyers Ltd, 16 St Thomas Road, CM14 4DB

Neighboring Locations

Ingatestone
Billericay
Little Burstead
Laindon
Basildon

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

© Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO.