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Reasons to use our Burnham On Crouch conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a strong possibility the the solicitors for the other party are located in Burnham On Crouch - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 Using a high street Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 Burnham On Crouch conveyancers work in partnership with Burnham On Crouch estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 Burnham On Crouch conveyancing lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 Our site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Burnham On Crouch will be carried out by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Burnham On Crouch since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnham On Crouch

IfI was to acquire a straightforward housein Burnham On Crouch mortgage fee and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much would I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Burnham On Crouch?

The sole saving you would make on is the costs for searches. A conveyancing practitioner still be obliged to do everything else - money laundering, correspond with your sellers property lawyer, stamp duty return, register the title etc. A slight saving might be made by not having to register a charge but it won't be meaningful.

Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Burnham On Crouch even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for example where I wish to buy a shop in Burnham On Crouch with a loan from Bank of Scotland?

The service is primarily there to find domestic conveyancing solicitors in Burnham On Crouch but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page a selection of Burnham On Crouch commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the solicitors directly to see if they can also act for Bank of Scotland

My aunt advised me that in purchasing a property in Burnham On Crouch there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Burnham On Crouch which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Burnham On Crouch should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Is it correct that all Burnham On Crouch CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the UBS conveyancing panel?

It is true that some lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

I have finally had an offer on a maisonette in Burnham On Crouch agreed to, but there is a chain. The owners have offered on on an apartment, however it’s not yet tied up, and are looking at other properties booked. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Burnham On Crouch. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Kent Reliance started?

It is normal to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Burnham On Crouch conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you must check that your conveyancer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. As to the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the specifics of your transaction, desire for the property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market some purchasers would apply for a home loan with Kent Reliance and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their property lawyer to proceed with the conveyancing in Burnham On Crouch.

I am buying a new build apartment in Burnham On Crouch. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Burnham On Crouch

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to meet my requirements, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have since found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Burnham On Crouch. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Burnham On Crouch are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Burnham On Crouch in which case you should be looking for a Burnham On Crouch conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the landlord’sconsent to carry out alterations. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor will advise you fully on all the issues.

I acquired a ground floor flat in Burnham On Crouch, conveyancing was carried out August 1995. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Burnham On Crouch with an extended lease are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease expires on 21st October 2085

You have 61 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £18,100 and £20,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

Finally our conveyancing in Burnham On Crouch is set to complete on Friday, yet the owners I am buying off wants to vacate on the Saturday afternoon. Should I agree to this?

It is not possible to complete on a Saturday because the bank systems aren't operating.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Burnham On Crouch regulated by the SRA

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

  • Reids Plant Solicitors, Bank House, 10 Station Road, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7EW

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Burnham On Crouch regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Burnham On Crouch practicing in commercial conveyancing in Burnham On Crouch. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Reids Plant Solicitors, Bank House, 10 Station Road, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7EW

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Burnham On Crouch is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (if appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in proprietorship and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

Neighboring Locations

Mersea Island
Burnham On Crouch
Leigh On Sea
Southend On Sea

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

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