I require quick conveyancing in Thurrock as I am under an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line inside one month. Luckily I do not need a mortgage. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are are a cash buyer you are at liberty not to have searches conducted although no conveyancer would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Thurrock the following are examples of issues that can appear and therefore affect future saleability: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Thurrock. Now, I need the files however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do 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 Thurrock of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How does conveyancing in Thurrock differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Thurrock contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Thurrock tend to buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Thurrock or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Thurrock is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Thurrock are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Thurrock you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Thurrock may determine 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.
Do I need to be suspicious about estate agents that I am dealing with are recommending an internet conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Thurrock conveyancing firm?
As with lots of service providers, often suggestions from family and friends can be very helpful. Nevertheless there are numerous players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all suggest conveyancers to retain. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but occasionally there might be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to select your own conveyancer. You need to be aware that many mortgage providers have an approved list of solicitors you are obliged to use for the lender aspect of your house move.
I have just started marketing my 2 bed flat in Thurrock. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
The sensible thing to do is clear the maintenance contribution as usual given that all rents and maintenance invoices should be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
Thurrock Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
Is anyone aware of any major works in the near future that will add a premium to the service charges? Does the lease have onerous restrictions? The prefered form of lease arrangement is if the freehold title is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this arrangement the lessees have control and although a managing agent is often retained if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders.