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Hornchurch Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Hornchurch that are buy to let is 6%
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 121 days for conveyancing in Hornchurch
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 4 144 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Hornchurch
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £15,174

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hornchurch since June 2022*

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Suttons Avenue, RM12 4NF completing on 27/06/2022 at a price of £540,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Transfer

of terraced property, Stanley Road, RM12 4JN completing on 04/07/2022 at a price of £615,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Disposal

of apartment Latimer Drive RM12 6TN, at purchase amount of £197,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced premises, Elm Park Avenue, RM12 4SP completing on 29/06/2022 at a price of £450,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hornchurch

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Hornchurch is more expensive?

Hornchurch leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

My mortgage company has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Hornchurch but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Hornchurch local to me. Can you assist?

It is by no means the case that all Hornchurch conveyancing firms are on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Use the above find an approved solicitor tool to choose a Hornchurch conveyancing solicitor on the on the bank panel.

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of delay in Hornchurch house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Hornchurch.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Hornchurch for my home move. Can I review a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

One may review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training reasons.

I am attracted to a couple of apartments in Hornchurch which have about fifty years unexpired on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold flat in Hornchurch is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it reduces the salability of the property. The majority of purchasers and banks, leases with less than 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Hornchurch conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

After years of dialogue we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Hornchurch. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Where there is a missing freeholder 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 First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to determine the price.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Hornchurch residence 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 affected 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 57.5 years.

My lender have just issued us with a mortgage offer. We have retained a reputable conveyancer in Hornchurch yesterday. Today, our financial adviser phoned to advise us that the bank said that we cannot use our solicitor as they aren't on their 'approved list'. As FTB's, we had no idea that the lender had some control over our choice Is this legal?

You can actually choose any conveyencer you wish to appoint for your conveyancing in Hornchurch nevertheless if they are not on the your lender's panel you will have to fork out additional cost so the bank can appoint their own lawyers. sometimes it is possible your preferred conveyancing firm to get included on to the bank list of approved firms. You can use internet tools including lenderpanel.com to find a conveyancing solcitor in Hornchurch on the mortgage company panel. You can go into your local bank branch in Hornchurch. They can recommend conveyancing solicitors in Hornchurch on the bank panel.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hornchurch regulated by the SRA

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

  • Moss & Coleman, 170-180 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6JP
  • Sackvilles, 135 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3YJ
  • Stanton & Doran, 79 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2AJ
  • Pinney Talfourd Llp, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU
  • Just Ask Solicitors Limited, 109 Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2LX

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hornchurch

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hornchurch practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Moss & Coleman, 170-180 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6JP
  • Sackvilles, 135 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3YJ
  • Pinney Talfourd Llp, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU
  • Meadows & Moran, 153-159 South Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1PL
  • Kenneth Elliott And Rowe Llp, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hornchurch regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hornchurch practicing in commercial conveyancing in Hornchurch. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Moss & Coleman, 170-180 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6JP
  • Sackvilles, 135 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3YJ
  • Stanton & Doran, 79 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2AJ
  • Pinney Talfourd Llp, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU
  • Just Ask Solicitors Limited, 109 Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2LX

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

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