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Logical reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Rainham

  • 1 No matter what any alternative lawyers inform you it just might be necessary to pop into your lawyer to execute contracts. There are enough parties involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the equation.
  • 2 Rainham property lawyers work in partnership with Rainham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 3 Excellent communication and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Rainham conveyancing can become significantly more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 4 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Rainham governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 Rainham conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Rainham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rainham since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rainham

My husband and I are hoping to buy a property in Rainham and have instructed a Rainham conveyancing firm. Within the last couple of days our solicitor has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with the expectation that exchange is imminent. Bank of Scotland have this morning contacted us to advise us that there is now an issue as our Rainham lawyer is not on their approved list of lawyers. What do we do from here?

When purchasing a property with mortgage finance it is conventional for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your lender and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the bank's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Rainham lawyers, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it will likely delay the transaction as you have another set of people involved.

The Rainham conveyancing firm handling our Rainham conveyancing has uncovered an inconsistency between the assumptions in the valuation report and what is revealed within the conveyancing documents. My lawyer says that he is obliged to ensure that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s course or action correct?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

As someone clueless as to conveyancing in Rainham what is your top tip you can impart for the ownership transfer in Rainham

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Rainham or throughout London is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for conflict between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. For example, the vendor, estate agent and even potentially a bank. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Rainham should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the process whose role it is to act in your legal interests and to protect you.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest may attempt to persuade you that you should follow their advice. As an example, the property agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your solicitor is wrong. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do something that is against your solicitors advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Rainham. 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 conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Rainham

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. 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 Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

Hoping to buy a property located in Rainham and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Rainham. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Rainham area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Rainham. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have just been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Rainham. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Rainham ?

Most houses in Rainham are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Rainham in which case you should be shopping around for a Rainham conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer will advise you fully on all the issues.

Having spent years of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Rainham. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

in cases where there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to determine the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Rainham premises 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 57.5 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Rainham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Rainham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Rainham. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Sanders Solicitors, 18-20 Broadway, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9YW
  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Rainham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Rainham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF

Planning law solicitors in Rainham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Rainham practicing in planning law. This may include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Kenneth Elliott And Rowe Llp, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Mccorry Connolly Solicitors, 8 Holgate Court, 4 -10 Western Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3JS
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX

Neighboring Locations

South Hornchurch
Elm Park
Rainham
Wennington

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

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