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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Southend On Sea

  • 1 Personal touch together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Southend On Sea conveyancing can become significantly more complicated 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 expeditiously.
  • 2 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 large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal links with Southend On Sea estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 The Southend On Sea conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Southend On Sea
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Southend On Sea conveyancer have developed excellent connections with Southend On Sea local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Southend On Sea.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Southend On Sea since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southend On Sea

Can you suggest a Lloyds TSB Bank approved Southend On Sea conveyancing practice finish our home move within 10 days? Would it be better to use a high street Southend On Sea solicitor or a national conveyancer?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Southend On Sea conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Southend On Sea. Visit a couple of firms and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Discuss your requirements together with your reasons and get a commitment on speed. Appoint the one that you are most comfortable with.

As someone not used to conveyancing in Southend On Sea what’s your top tip you can give me for the legal transfer of property in Southend On Sea

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Southend On Sea and elsewhere in Essex is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of room for friction between you and others involved in the transaction. For instance, the vendor, selling agent and sometimes a lender. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in Southend On Sea an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the process whose responsibility is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.

Sometimes a potential adversary may attempt to persuade you that you should follow their advice. As an example, the estate agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your solicitor is wrong. Or your mortgage broker may tell you to do something that is contrary to your lawyers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

We are selling our apartment in Southend On Sea. Will my conveyancer have to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently at the moment.

I am helping my mother sell her house in Southend On Sea. Does the conveyancer commission the energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to coordinate?

Following the demise of HIPs, energy performance certificates became a compulsory element of selling a house. An energy performance certificate needs to be commissioned before the property is marketed. It is not something that conveyancers normally organise. Where you are instructing a Southend On Sea conveyancing solicitor they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with reputable local assessors

How can we tell if a Southend On Sea conveyancing solicitor on the Barclays panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Southend On Sea seeking recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.

I have instructed a Southend On Sea lawyer having made sure that they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Clydesdale will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Clydesdale will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Southend On Sea postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Southend On Sea.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Southend On Sea is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Southend On Sea are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Southend On Sea you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank 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.

Is it best to go with a Southend On Sea conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am purchasing? An old friend can conduct the conveyancing however her office is 400miles away.

The benefit of a local Southend On Sea conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign documents, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and the majority were content that must surpass using an unknown Southend On Sea conveyancing solicitor just because they are Southend On Sea based.

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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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southend On Sea specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could 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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southend On Sea practicing in commercial conveyancing in Southend On Sea. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

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