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Reasons to use our Laindon conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Laindon who are regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 Laindon property lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Laindon is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 The practices shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 5 Using a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Laindon since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Laindon

When will exchange of contracts occur in residential conveyancing in Laindon and do I need to attend the conveyancers office?

If you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Laindon you are welcome to come in to sign contracts. That being said, the law practices we recommend supply a national conveyancing service and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The executing of the contract is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line is necessary for the solicitor to officially exchange when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Laindon)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

How does conveyancing in Laindon differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Laindon approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because house builders in Laindon 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Laindon or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Laindon is the location of the property. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Laindon are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Laindon you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Laindon may determine 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 residence.

Should I be wary about 3rd parties that I am dealing with are recommending a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a local Laindon conveyancing company?

As with lots of service providers, often recommendations from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. Nevertheless there are many players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may put forward solicitors to appoint. Sometimes the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there might be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are free to select your own lawyer. However, bear in mind that most banks have an approved list of conveyancers you must use for the mortgage aspect of your house move.

As co-executor for the will of my grandmother I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but reside in Laindon. My conveyancer (who is 235 kilometers awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Laindon to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Laindon

Last January I purchased a leasehold property in Laindon. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, 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 be sure 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).

Laindon Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    On the whole the cost for major works are not built into the service charges, although a few managing agents in Laindon obliged tenants to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance. How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? It is important to be aware whether fixing the lift or some other significant cost is pending to be shared amongst the leasehold owners and will dramatically impact the level of the maintenance costs or result in a specific invoice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Laindon regulated by the SRA

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

  • Palmers, 19 Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BD
  • Anthony King & Co, Southgate House, Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BN
  • Martin Nossel & Co, 10-12 Southernhay, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1EL
  • Roger Green & Co Solicitors, 100 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BY
  • Marks Miller & Co, 92b High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BT

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Laindon

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Laindon with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Palmers, 19 Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BD
  • Mwp Solicitors, Suite 2g, Southgate House, Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BN
  • Marks Miller & Co, 92b High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BT
  • Penmans, Stanhope House, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 0HA
  • Ao Solicitors Limited, 33 Nobel Square, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1LT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Laindon regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Laindon with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Laindon. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Palmers, 19 Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BD
  • Anthony King & Co, Southgate House, Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BN
  • Roger Green & Co Solicitors, 100 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BY
  • Marks Miller & Co, 92b High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BT
  • Browns Solicitors (essex) Ltd, Church House, 46 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BS

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

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