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  • 1 Stanford Le Hope lawyer are the key to a successful Stanford Le Hope home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 2 Our site is the first site offering you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope will be carried out by a solicitor on your lender’s member panel.
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Stanford Le Hope and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Stanford Le Hope selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Stanford Le Hope lawyers work in partnership with Stanford Le Hope estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope

My wife and I are planning to purchase a 2 bedroom apartment in Stanford Le Hope with a mortgage. We would like to retain our Stanford Le Hope conveyancer, but the bank says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the lender panel solicitors or continue with our Stanford Le Hope property lawyer and pay for one of their panel firms to act for them. We regard this is inequitable; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose 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 Stanford Le Hope conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

The sellers of the house we are purchasing have instructed a conveyancing firm in Stanford Le Hope who has suggested a lock out contract with a down payment of 5k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

This kind of arrangement isn't common in Stanford Le Hope, conveyancers are not keen on them as they detract from focusing on the primary focus, namely conveyancing and if you end up losing your deposit then the solicitor is left exposed. In addition, there is no guarantee that just because the proprietor has signed a lock out agreement they will sell to you. They may be in contravention of the contract if they are offered a large enough incentive to do so because a wronged party with the benefit of a lockout agreement will still have to establish consequential losses from the breach and this may not equate the financial upside that your seller may obtain by breaking the agreement, however morally unworthy the behaviour is.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years past for my conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope. I now require my papers but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Stanford Le Hope of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am buying a new build house in Stanford Le Hope benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The house builders rep advised me not disclose to my lawyer about this deal as it may affect my loan with Bank of Scotland. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Stanford Le Hope in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold property.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Stanford Le Hope. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Stanford Le Hope to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

I am employed by a busy estate agent office in Stanford Le Hope where we have experienced a few leasehold sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have received contradictory information from local Stanford Le Hope conveyancing solicitors. Could you shed some light as to whether the owner of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I am the registered owner of a 2 bed flat in Stanford Le Hope, conveyancing was carried out in 1998. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding flats in Stanford Le Hope with a long lease are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2077

With only 53 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £27,600 and £31,800 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stanford Le Hope regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stanford Le Hope practicing in commercial conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Penmans, Stanhope House, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 0HA
  • Anthony King & Co, Southgate House, Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BN
  • Palmers, 19 Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BD
  • Hattens Solicitors, 90 Orsett Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5ER
  • Cumming & Riley, 11a High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6NB

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Stanford Le Hope regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Pcs Legal , 5 The Capricorn Centre, SS14 3JA
  • Dorling Cottrell Limited, Suite 6 Phoenix House, SS14 3EZ

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope?

Licensed Conveyancers deal with the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide as well as Stanford Le Hope. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Receive an honest and lawful service.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Receive a timeous, objective and comprehensive service where if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope.

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

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