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Reasons to use our Rochford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are based in Rochford - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be familiar
  • 2 Rochford property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Rochford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 3 Rochford conveyancing lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Rochford have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Rochford and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Personal touch and pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Rochford property deals can become a lot more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rochford since June 2022*

Conveyance

of flat Roche Close SS4 1PU, purchased for £125,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of terraced residence, Church Walk, SS4 1NL completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £1,000,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of flat Henry Crescent SS4 1GU, at the agreed consideration of £275,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of house premises, Leicester Avenue, SS4 1JL completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £415,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rochford

I have Fifty Six years left on my lease and require a lease extension for my apartment in Rochford. Conveyancing solicitors on the Chelsea Building Society panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 25/9/2022 the requirements read as follows :

85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.

There is lots of here concerning conveyancing in Rochford but what is your top tip for appointing the right conveyancer in Rochford

It would be unwise to be tempted by the lowest Rochford conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I am helping my aunt sell her property in Rochford. Will the conveyancing solicitor commission an EPC or do I organise this?

Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was maintained a compulsory element of selling a property. An energy assessment needs to be commissioned prior to the property being advertised. This is not a task that law firms ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Rochford conveyancing lawyer they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with long established Rochford accredited person

My husband and I have organised the release of further funds on our mortgage from Skipton as we wish to carry out improvements to our home in Rochford. Do we need to choose a high street Rochford solicitor on the Skipton conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Skipton would not normally require firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Skipton conveyancing panel.

We are buying a property and the lawyer has referenced Chancel Repair for which the property could be obligated to contribute to because it falls into the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this really necessary for conveyancing in Rochford

Unless a prior purchase of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you may take it that conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Rochford to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I have todayfound out that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Rochford for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to check if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Rochford conveyancing specialists.

I have recently realised that I have Seventy years unexpired on my lease in Rochford. I am keen to extend my lease but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to track down the landlord. In some cases a specialist should be helpful to carry out a search and to produce a report which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Rochford.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Rochford - Sample of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    It would be wise to find out as much as possible concerning the company managing the building as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the owner of a leasehold property you are often at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily issues such as the cleanliness of the common parts. Ask other tenants whether they are happy with them. On a final note, investigate as to the dates that the service charges are due to the managing agents and specifically what it includes. Plenty Rochford leasehold properties will incur a service charge for maintenance of the block set on behalf of the management company. If you purchase the flat you will have to meet this liability, normally quarterly accross the year. This may vary from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built buildings. There will also be a ground rent for you to pay annual, this is usually not a large sum, say around £25-£75 but you need to enquire as on occasion it could be many hundreds of pounds. In the main the cost for major works are not wrapped into the maintenance charges, although there some managing agents in Rochford require leaseholders to pay into a reserve fund and this is used to offset against larger works.

We are in the middle of purchasing a property in Rochford. Conveyancing lawyer has told us the property is "Leasehold". Should this adversely affect the marketability of the property?

Rochford conveyancing does not ordinarily involve leasehold houses. The main consideration here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If it's 999 years with a peppercorn rent, it's essentially freehold, so it’s unlikely to affect the value significantly.

At the other end of the spectrum, if it's, say, fifty five years it is bound to have a adverse effect on the saleability, and probably wouldn't be acceptable to the bank. The length of lease and ground rent will be stated in the lease provided to your lawyer.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Rochford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Rochford with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Rochford. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Rochford regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Rochford but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Garnett Wilson Conveyancing Services Llp, Cumberland House, SS2 6HZ
  • Whitehouse Property Lawyers, Clarence Chambers, SS1 1BD
  • Brown & Co Property Lawyers Limited, 126 Station Road, CM0 8HQ

Planning law solicitors in Rochford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Rochford specialising in planning law. This could include advice on compulsory purchases in Rochford
  • 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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