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Reasons to use our Upminster conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Chances are that the the lawyers for the other party are located in Upminster - if so sets of conveyancers will be familiar
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Upminster is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Upminster lawyer are the key to a successful Upminster home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 4 Upminster lawyers work in conjunction with Upminster estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Upminster since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Upminster

I am in the market for a low cost conveyancer. Do I opt for a web based conveyancer as opposed to a family Upminster conveyancing solicitor?

Established third party relationships is an important consideration when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Upminster conveyancers often have long term relationships with lenders and agents, local authorities, surveyors and other law firms meaning the whole process is going to be much more straightforward for you. Having specialist intelligence of the local area is an advantage.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Upminster. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Having for in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you must find a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of urgency as you are facing a pending a fixed date to complete the purchase. An auction property should have an associated legal set of papers. This will include evidence of title and search results. In the case of leasehold property the auction pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork relating to a leasehold property. You should pass this on to the conveyancer working for you as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that you have funds in order to complete on the on the contractual date .

Is it the case that all Upminster CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Barclays conveyancing panel?

A selection of banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Clydesdale. I assume I don't need a Upminster conveyancer on the Clydesdale panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Clydesdale mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Clydesdale mortgage from the register. Clydesdale, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Clydesdale has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Clydesdale has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Clydesdale mortgage has been paid off.

A friend suggested that where I am purchasing in Upminster I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Upminster conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Upminster around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Upminster Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Upminster.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Upminster?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Upminster. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Should I use a Upminster conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can conduct the conveyancing but they are based approximately 350miles away.

The primary upside of using a local Upminster conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to execute paperwork, hand in your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local insight which is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and the majority were happy that should surpass using an unfamiliar Upminster conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.

A conveyancing firm handled my conveyancing in Upminster half a dozen years past having retained my deeds but has now closed – What steps do I now take to get hold of these?

Deeds, as such, are no longer appropriate for most homes in Upminster are recorded digitally at Land Registry. If you need to establish evidence of proprietorship or are selling or refinancing your solicitor can obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.

If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to filerequest@clc-uk.org. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned with reasonable haste.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Upminster regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Upminster with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Upminster. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Pinney Talfourd Llp, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU
  • Stanton & Doran, 79 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2AJ
  • Johnson Crilly Solicitors Llp, 26 Grosvenor Gardens, Upminster, Essex, RM14 1DJ
  • Moss & Coleman, 170-180 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6JP
  • Sackvilles, 135 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3YJ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Upminster regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Upminster but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Legal Business Property Lawyers Ltd, 16 St Thomas Road, CM14 4DB

Planning law solicitors in Upminster regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Upminster with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Kenneth Elliott And Rowe Llp, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Mccorry Connolly Solicitors, 8 Holgate Court, 4 -10 Western Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3JS
  • Pure Law Llp, Lutea House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BE

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

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