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5 reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Southend On Sea

  • 1 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Southend On Sea has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 2 No matter what any alternative companies may claim it may be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute contracts. There are various parties with with an interest in a house sale without needing to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 3 Over the years Southend On Sea lawyer have developed valuable connections with Southend On Sea local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in Southend On Sea.
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing firms have very good personal connections with Southend On Sea estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Southend On Sea is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Southend On Sea since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southend On Sea

Finally, a mortgage agreement from NatWest for the remortgage of my 2 bedroom maisonette is expected within the next few days. Could you put forward a cheap conveyancing practitioner in Southend On Sea?

This site is not designed to aid those in pursuit of the cheapest conveyancing in Southend On Sea. Our intention is to offer cost effective conveyancing but we do not work with the cheapest lawyers. Do not be fooled by brokers enticing you with low cost conveyancing in Southend On Sea. At best, in deciding on cheap conveyancing, you will earn what you pay for and at worst you will end up with a hefty uplift in extras and still not receive the service you were looking for.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Southend On Sea. I I am struggling to find out whether they are on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel. Could you assist?

You should contact the conveyancer and ask them whether they can act for the lender. Alternatively you should get in touch with Yorkshire Building Society who may be able to confirm.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the process as FTB of a ground floor flat in Southend On Sea. Do I collect the keys to the premises on the completion date from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Southend On Sea?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Southend On Sea. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the purchase money to the owner’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be able to pick up the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs early afternoon.

Is it the case that all Southend On Sea conveyancing solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Leeds Building Society approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I currently have a mortgage with UBS for my property in Southend On Sea. Conveyancing has been completed months ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform UBS?

UBS must be informed of your intention prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of UBS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that UBS will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact UBS directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a UBS conveyancing panel solicitor.

What does a local search tell me concerning the property my wife and I purchasing in Southend On Sea?

Southend On Sea conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search is essential in every Southend On Sea conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject areas.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Southend On Sea I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Southend On Sea suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

I own a leasehold flat in Southend On Sea. Conveyancing and The Mortgage Works mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing solicitor in Southend On Sea who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Southend On Sea conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Southend On Sea - A selection of Questions you should consider before buying

    How much is the ground rent and service charge? It is important to be aware if redecorating or some other significant cost is due in the foreseeable future that will be shared between the leaseholders and will materially increase the the service charges or require a specific invoice.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Southend On Sea

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southend On Sea with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southend On Sea specialising in commercial conveyancing in Southend On Sea. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

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

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