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Reasons to use our Leigh On Sea conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Leigh On Sea regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Leigh On Sea
  • 3 Leigh On Sea property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Leigh On Sea conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 4 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Leigh On Sea property deals can be made significantly more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 The firms listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Leigh On Sea since September 2023*

Sale

of apartment Broadway West SS9 2BS, at the agreed price of £215,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of semi property, Eastwood Road, SS9 3AD completing on 07/09/2023 at a price of £800,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Transfer

of detached residence premises, Blenheim Chase, SS9 3BZ completing on 15/09/2023 at a price of £415,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of apartment Grand Parade SS9 1DX, at the agreed sum of £393,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leigh On Sea

I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must leave my let out property in Leigh On Sea by 31/1/2024. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in 4 weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?

The normal practice is not to serve notice for your tenancy unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, speak to your lawyer and request that they cajole the owners lawyers, try to an acceptable time-line that everyone will aim towards

How up to date is your database of Leigh On Sea solicitors on the Barclays conveyancing panel? Do Barclays send you an updated list?

Leigh On Sea conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Barclays conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Barclays directly.

My wife and I purchased a 4 bedroom Georgian property in Leigh On Sea. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Nottingham Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Leigh On Sea and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.

My cousin has suggested that I use his conveyancing solicitors in Leigh On Sea. Should I use them?

There are no two ways about it the best way to select a conveyancing solicitor is to seek feedback from friends or family who have actually experience in using the conveyancer that you are considering.

I am employed by a busy estate agent office in Leigh On Sea where we see a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Leigh On Sea conveyancing solicitors. Please can you shed some light as to whether the owner of a flat can initiate the lease extension process for the buyer?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I own a 1 bedroom flat in Leigh On Sea, conveyancing was carried out 9 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Leigh On Sea with a long lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease ends on 21st October 2095

With just 72 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

Sixweeks into purchasing a house in Leigh On Sea. Conveyancing lawyer has told us the property is "Leasehold". Will this likely impact the marketability of the property?

Leigh On Sea conveyancing does not in most situations involve leasehold houses. The crucial factor here is the remaining lease term and the ground rent. If there are hundred of years years remaining with a peppercorn rent, it's essentially freehold, so it shouldn't impact the saleability too much.

On the flip side, if it's, say, 50 years it will have a significant effect on the saleability, and most likely wouldn't be acceptable to the mortgage company. The remaining lease term and ground rent will be specified in the lease provided to your conveyancing practitioner.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Leigh On Sea regulated by the SRA

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

  • Cooper Lingard, Watson House, Broadway West, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2DA
  • Giles Wilson Llp, 1711 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2SW
  • Forbes Maclean, Aton House, 149 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1JF
  • Conway & Conway, 867 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9SZ
  • Lloyd Jones & Co, 8-10 Southbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9UR

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Leigh On Sea

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Leigh On Sea specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Cooper Lingard, Watson House, Broadway West, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2DA
  • Giles Wilson Llp, 1711 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2SW
  • Forbes Maclean, Aton House, 149 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1JF
  • Conway & Conway, 867 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9SZ
  • Chennells, 583-585 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9PJ

Planning law solicitors in Leigh On Sea regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Leigh On Sea specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Paul Robinson Solicitors Llp, The Old Bank, 470-474 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9LD

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

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