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Rochford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 February was the busiest month and December was the next busiest month while July was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Rochford
  • 2 121 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Rochford
  • 3 Average time frame of 20 days for registration of title in Rochford
  • 4 50% freehold and 50% leasehold conveyancing in Rochford for this year to date
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £4,822

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rochford since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rochford

AssumingI were to purchase a simple residential homein Rochford for cash and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much would I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Rochford?

The only reduction in fees you would make on is the costs for searches. A property lawyer is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, communicating with your sellers conveyancer, stamp duty return, register the ownership etc. A slight saving might be made by not having to register a charge however it will not be significant.

My husband and I wish to acquire a newbuild flat in Rochford with a mortgage from Lloyds TSB Bank.We like our Rochford conveyancing lawyer but Lloyds TSB Bank advised that he's not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct a Lloyds TSB Bank panel solicitor or keep our local solicitor and fork out for a Lloyds TSB Bank panel lawyer to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that Lloyds TSB Bank use our lawyer?

No, not really. The mortgage issued to you contains various provisions, one of which will be that conveyancers will be on the Lloyds TSB Bank approved list. in the past, most banks had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could find 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. A further alternative is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Lloyds TSB Bank

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Rochford?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Rochford. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I'm buying a new build house in Rochford with a mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society. The developers refused to move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not disclose to my solicitor about this deal as it could adversely affect my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Rochford I like with a park and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Rochford for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

I am hoping to complete next month on a garden flat in Rochford. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they are sending me a report tomorrow. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Rochford should include some of the following:

    You should have a good understanding of the building insurance provisions Alterations to the flat Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice? Responsibility to repair and maintain the block. It is essential that you know which party is duty bound to repair and maintenance of every part of the building
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Rochford please ask your lawyer in ahead of your conveyancing in Rochford.

Rochford Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    For most Rochford leaseholds the cost for major works are not built into the maintenance charges, albeit that some managing agents in Rochford require tenants to contribute towards a reserve fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance. Are there any major works in the planning that will likely add a premium to the maintenance costs? Its a good idea to find out as much as you can regarding the company managing the block as they will either make life much simpler or uncomfortable. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to day to day issues like the tidiness of the common parts. Ask prospective neighbours what they think of them. On a final note, be sure you understand the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the managing agents and precisely how they are spending that money.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Rochford

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Rochford with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Wells Legal Solicitors, 3 Spa Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AZ
  • Drysdales Solicitors Llp, Cumberland House, 24-28 Baxter Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6HZ
  • Chennells, 583-585 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9PJ
  • Paul Robinson Solicitors Llp, The Old Bank, 470-474 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9LD
  • Law Hurst & Taylor, 153 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7EL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Rochford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Rochford with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Rochford. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Wells Legal Solicitors, 3 Spa Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AZ
  • Drysdales Solicitors Llp, Cumberland House, 24-28 Baxter Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6HZ
  • Chennells, 583-585 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9PJ
  • Paul Robinson Solicitors Llp, The Old Bank, 470-474 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9LD
  • Lloyd Jones & Co, 8-10 Southbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9UR

Planning law solicitors in Rochford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Rochford with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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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