Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Southend On Sea

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Reasons to use our Southend On Sea conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The firms shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 2 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Southend On Sea home moves can become significantly more protracted as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 3 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Southend On Sea will be carried out by a law firm on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 4 Lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with Southend On Sea selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Southend On Sea are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Southend On Sea and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Southend On Sea since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southend On Sea

We just had an offer accepted to purchase with Earl Shilton BS. I popped in 3 or 4 high street companies but am unable to find a Southend On Sea conveyancing firm on the Earl Shilton BS panel. Please you assist?

Please do take advantage of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this site. Please choose the lender and type Southend On Sea or your location and you will see numerous conveyancers based in Southend On Sea or near you.

When it comes to lenders such as Barclays, do Southend On Sea conveyancers have to pay an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Southend On Sea. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Yorkshire BS have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As you are obtaining a mortgage with Yorkshire BS your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing requirements outlined in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Yorkshire BS. The CML Handbook includes minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Yorkshire BS where a lease fails to comply with these requirements. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Southend On Sea.

My partner and I are in the throws of viewing houses in Southend On Sea and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it wise to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a mortgage with HSBC.

You should start requesting conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the EA. As you are obtaining a mortgage with HSBC, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

four months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Southend On Sea completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. 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 asset 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.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Southend On Sea is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Southend On Sea are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Southend On Sea you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Southend On Sea may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

How do I use your search tool to select a conveyancing solicitor in Southend On Sea on the panel for my bank?

1st choose a bank such as National Westminster Bank, The Mortgage Works or Nottingham Building Society then choose your preferred area a common one being Southend On Sea. Conveyancing firms in Southend On Sea and beyond should be listed.

Why is it not possible to complete my conveyancing in Southend On Sea on May bank holiday?

Because on completion the money will be transferred electronically between the banks of the purchaser and seller's conveyancing practitioner and at present this can only happen on a business day. It is not possible to complete on a saturday or sunday either.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Southend On Sea regulated by the SRA

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

  • Drysdales Solicitors Llp, Cumberland House, 24-28 Baxter Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6HZ
  • Law Hurst & Taylor, 153 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7EL
  • Beecham Fisher Ridley, 26 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AH
  • Btmk Solicitors Limited, 19 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AB
  • Jefferies Essex Llp, 3rd Floor, Dencora Court, Tylers Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Southend On Sea regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southend On Sea with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Southend On Sea. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Drysdales Solicitors Llp, Cumberland House, 24-28 Baxter Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6HZ
  • Beecham Fisher Ridley, 26 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AH
  • Btmk Solicitors Limited, 19 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AB
  • Jefferies Essex Llp, 3rd Floor, Dencora Court, Tylers Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB
  • Jorge Iguacel Spanish Lawyers, 36 Clarence Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1BD

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Southend On Sea regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Southend On Sea but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Garnett Wilson Conveyancing Services Llp, Cumberland House, SS2 6HZ
  • Whitehouse Property Lawyers, Clarence Chambers, SS1 1BD

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

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