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Hornchurch Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 79% freehold and 21% leasehold conveyancing in Hornchurch for this year to date
  • 2 Average time frame of 8731 days for registration of title in Hornchurch
  • 3 October was the busiest month and September was the next busiest month while January was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hornchurch
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £10,702
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hornchurch since May 2019*

Disposal

of terraced property, Southview Drive, RM14 2LL completing on 23/05/2019 at a price of £533,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of semi property, Lawrence Road, RM2 5SS completing on 24/05/2019 at a price of £333,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Transfer

of semi-detached property, Lilac Gardens, RM7 0RJ completing on 22/05/2019 at a price of £365,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of house residence, Keppel Road, RM9 5LU completing on 22/05/2019 at a price of £390,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hornchurch

I am buying a ground floor flat in Hornchurch. My lawyer is not on the bank solicitor list. Am I still permitted to use my Hornchurch conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the mortgage company list of approved lawyers?

One will need to appoint a solicitor to deal with the formalities if you need a loan to buy your home. The property lawyer will conduct all the relevant investigations on the property, ensuring that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage documentation is in place. You can select a Hornchurch conveyancing practitioner of your choice. Nevertheless, if the solicitor appointed is not a member of the lender solicitor panel additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by them. Bank panel applications may be submitted, so provided your solicitor has not in the past applied for membership they can do so.

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (6 years built) in Hornchurch. 95% of the appartments are already disposed of. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches as part of conveyancing in Hornchurch?

If you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a loan, your lender will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Hornchurch conveyancing searches are optional. Your lawyer, will ’encourage’, perhaps strongly, that you should have the searches done, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you demand that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or ask you to appoint a different lawyer for your conveyancing in Hornchurch.

About to purchase a new build flat in Hornchurch. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hornchurch

    Please supply a car parking plan. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Hornchurch is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Hornchurch are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Hornchurch you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hornchurch may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I have just started marketing my 2 bed flat in Hornchurch. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have recently received a half-yearly maintenance charge demand – what should I do?

It best that you pay the maintenance contribution as normal as all rents and maintenance charges should be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

After years of negotiations we cannot 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?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Hornchurch conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal 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 remaining number of years on the lease was 57.5 years.

Been looking for a conveyancing practitioner for leasehold sale conveyancing in Hornchurch. I'm selling, simple no mortgage to discharge, no rush, currently empty. Had a quote from a lawyer for £800 including VAT which is a tad expensive given that its so straightforward. Is it possible to find less expensive fees for conveyancing in Hornchurch?

Given that it’s a sale only, 475 + VAT would be about the lowest for sale conveyancing in Hornchurch.

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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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hornchurch practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hornchurch specialising 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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