AssumingI were to acquire a straightforward homein Thurrock mortgage fee and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Thurrock?
Any savings you would gain would be isolated to the Thurrock conveyancing searches. A conveyancing practitioner is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, liaising with your vendors property lawyer, SDLT submission, register the ownership etc. You might save a bit for them not having to register a mortgage however it will not be a lot.
I am assisting my step-mother sell her house in Thurrock. Does the conveyancer order the energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to see to?
Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy assessments was left as a compulsory element of moving property. An EPC should be commissioned before the property is advertised. This is not a task that solicitors ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Thurrock conveyancing solicitor they may help arrange energy assessments given their relationships with long established Thurrock energy assessors
We are purchasing a victorian detached house in Thurrock. The intention is to convert the garage to an office at the house.Will legal work on the property involve investigations to ascertain if these alterations were previously refused?
Your solicitor should check the registered title as conveyancing in Thurrock will on occasion identify restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of works or necessitated the consent of another owner. Many additions require local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be wise to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Thurrock. My financial adviser suggested a lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £175. Not long after, the conveyancer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Clydesdale panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
My wife and I purchased a semi-detached Edwardian property in Thurrock. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. Is it worth asking Norwich and Peterborough Building Society to clarify?
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Thurrock and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
About to purchase a new build flat in Thurrock. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Thurrock
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply a car parking plan. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.
Is it possible to change firm as I need to find a firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing list. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Thurrock five minutes from me but she is not approved by Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Thurrock on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Thurrock. Using search facility on this page, you can contrast costs for conveyancing solicitors in Thurrock and throughout England and Wales.
I need to consider costs for conveyancing in Thurrock from numerous lawyer and choose one. Should I ask them to sit tight until I have found somewhere to acquire.
You should only request your lawyer to start work and apply for searches once the offer has been accepted on the property particularly as Thurrock conveyancing searches are a couple of hundred pounds.