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Examples of recent conveyancing in North Ockendon since October 2021*

Sale

of apartment Armada Court RM16 6QU, at the agreed sum of £205,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Retford Road, RM3 9ND completing on 18/10/2021 at a price of £370,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Malvern Road, RM17 5TH completing on 22/10/2021 at a price of £365,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced property, Princes Road, RM1 2SR completing on 21/10/2021 at a price of £520,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Ockendon

My wife and I are purchasing a newly constructed apartment in North Ockendon and my solicitor is informing me that she has to the mortgage company to reveal incentives from the builder. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I have no desire to delay the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancing practitioner. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

I own a freehold premises in North Ockendon but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in North Ockendon and has limited impact for conveyancing in North Ockendon but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

four months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in North Ockendon concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

About to purchase a new build flat in North Ockendon. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 legal work.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in North Ockendon

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a North Ockendon conveyancing firm to represent me?

Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the price.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a North Ockendon 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 related to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 57.5 years.

Are there common deficiencies that you witness in leases for North Ockendon properties?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in North Ockendon. All leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are missing. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    A duty to insure the building

A defective lease will likely cause issues when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. HSBC Bank, Leeds Building Society, and Godiva Mortgages Ltd all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

How do I determine who owns a house in North Ockendon?

Assuming that the premises is recorded at HM Land Registry, and you have requisite details of the address of the premises, you will be able to see results from the HM Land Registry of the recorded proprietor for a a minimal charge.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in North Ockendon regulated by the SRA

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

  • Johnson Crilly Solicitors Llp, 26 Grosvenor Gardens, Upminster, Essex, RM14 1DJ
  • Stanton & Doran, 79 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2AJ
  • Pinney Talfourd Llp, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU
  • Moss & Coleman, 170-180 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6JP
  • Sackvilles, 135 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3YJ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in North Ockendon

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in North Ockendon with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Johnson Crilly Solicitors Llp, 26 Grosvenor Gardens, Upminster, Essex, RM14 1DJ
  • Pinney Talfourd Llp, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU
  • Moss & Coleman, 170-180 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6JP
  • Sackvilles, 135 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3YJ
  • Pure Law Llp, Lutea House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BE

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in North Ockendon regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in North Ockendon but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Legal Business Property Lawyers Ltd, 16 St Thomas Road, CM14 4DB

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

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