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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Brentwood conveyancing

Reasons to use our Brentwood conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Brentwood property lawyers work in conjunction with Brentwood estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 2 No matter what any other companies say it could be important to visit your lawyer to execute documents. There are enough parties with an interest in a homemove without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 3 The Brentwood conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Brentwood
  • 4 Brentwood property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Brentwood conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 5 Brentwood lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Brentwood conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brentwood since March 2022*

Disposal

of apartment Marlborough Road CM15 9LN, at the agreed amount of £272,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced residence, St Nicholas Grove, CM13 3RA completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £950,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Conveyance

of apartment Station Road CM13 3LZ, purchased for £280,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of house property, Marlborough Gardens, RM14 1SG completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £749,995. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brentwood

I am mortgaging my home in Brentwood, does my lawyer need to be on the Nottingham Solicitor panel?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, but Nottingham would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Brentwood. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?

Having exchanged you will need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of priority as you now have a pending deadline in which to complete the transaction. All auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding legal set of papers. This should include most,if not all of the documents that your conveyancer requires. In the case of leasehold property the legal papers should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork relating to a leasehold property. You need to give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Bank of Ireland. I assume I don't need a Brentwood solicitor on the Bank of Ireland panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Bank of Ireland mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Bank of Ireland mortgage from the register. Bank of Ireland, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Bank of Ireland has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Bank of Ireland has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Bank of Ireland mortgage has been paid off.

The mortgage over my property is with Coventry BS for my property in Brentwood. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Coventry BS?

You must advise Coventry BS prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Coventry BS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Coventry BS will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Coventry BS directly. You need not do this via a Coventry BS conveyancing panel firm.

It has been 2 months following my purchase conveyancing in Brentwood concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

We're new on the property ladder - agreed a price, but the estate agent advised that the vendor will only proceed if we instruct their recommended lawyers as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer used to conveyancing in Brentwood

It is unlikely the sellers are driving this. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to appoint your own,trusted Brentwood conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a kickback or meet his conveyancing targets demanded by senior management.

My fiance and I may need to rent out our Brentwood garden flat temporarily due to a career opportunity. We instructed a Brentwood conveyancing firm in 2003 but they have since shut and we did not have the foresight to get any guidance as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

A small minority of properties in Brentwood do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.

I am the proprietor of a ground flat in Brentwood. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?

in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to determine the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Brentwood property 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 related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 57.5 years.

Is it true that a Brentwood conveyancing firm taken to court by a client for not carrying out the appropriate conveyancing searches?

We are not aware of such a Brentwood conveyancing matter but it has been reported that, clients buying a house in Cumbria successfully sued their conveyancing practitioner as a consequence of development permission to construct a wind farm failing to be picked up in conveyancing searches.

If you are contemplating buying a home in Brentwood It is important that your solicitor conduct all Brentwood conveyancing searches necessary making sure that you have relevant and up to date information ahead of buying a property.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Brentwood regulated by the SRA

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

  • Wortley Byers Llp, Cathedral Place, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4ES
  • Landons Solicitors Limited, Landon House, 9 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AH
  • Sanders Witherspoon Llp, Knight Court, 51 Crown Street, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4BE
  • Rainer Hughes, Oak House, 46 Crossways, Shenfield, Essex, CM15 8QY
  • Pure Law Llp, Lutea House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BE

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Brentwood regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Brentwood but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Legal Business Property Lawyers Ltd, 16 St Thomas Road, CM14 4DB

Planning law solicitors in Brentwood regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Brentwood specialising in planning law. This should include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Pure Law Llp, Lutea House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BE
  • Dadds Llp, 51 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9AX
  • Mccorry Connolly Solicitors, 8 Holgate Court, 4 -10 Western Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3JS
  • Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Kenneth Elliott And Rowe Llp, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ

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

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