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Reasons to use our Ongar conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Ongar estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 This site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Ongar will be carried out by a property lawyer on your lender’s member panel.
  • 3 Ongar lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Ongar conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 4 Chances are that the the conveyancers for the other party are located in Ongar - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 5 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law practices carrying out conveyancing in Ongar who are regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ongar since August 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ongar

My wife and I are purchasing a 1 bedroom apartment in Ongar with a mortgage. We have a Ongar conveyancer, but the lender says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the lender panel conveyancing practices or keep our Ongar conveyancer and pay for one of their panel lawyers to represent them. This feels very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Ongar conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Would the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool execute auction conveyancing in Ongar?

We know of a number of auction solicitors we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Ongar is one of our areas of in which our lawyers cover.

It is a dozen years since I bought my house in Ongar. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been instructed on the sale but I can't track down the title deeds. Is this a problem?

You need not be too concerned. Firstly there is a possibility that the deeds will be retained by your lender or they may be in the possession of the lawyers who handled your purchase. Secondly in most cases the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Ongar involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

My friend suggested that where I am purchasing in Ongar I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Ongar conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Ongar around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Ongar Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Ongar Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Ongar.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Ongar I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Ongar for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan that many years will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

What makes a Ongar lease defective?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Ongar. All leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain sections are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party. A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the building

A defective lease can cause issues when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Yorkshire Building Society, Coventry Building Society, and Barclays Direct all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the buyer to pull out.

I inherited a basement flat in Ongar, conveyancing was carried out April 2005. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Ongar with over 90 years remaining are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease expires on 21st October 2084

You have 63 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £16,200 and £18,600 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Ongar regulated by the SRA

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

  • Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head Llp, 181 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BQ
  • Rainer Hughes, Oak House, 46 Crossways, Shenfield, Essex, CM15 8QY
  • Kennard Wells Solicitors, 84a High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4AE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ongar

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ongar with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head Llp, 181 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BQ
  • Rainer Hughes, Oak House, 46 Crossways, Shenfield, Essex, CM15 8QY
  • Kennard Wells Solicitors, 84a High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4AE

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Ongar regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Ongar but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Pcs Legal , 38 High Street, CM5 9EA
  • Alex Symeon Limited, 95A Beamish Close, CM16 6JW

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