Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Westcliff On Sea

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Reasons to use our Westcliff On Sea conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Westcliff On Sea
  • 2 Westcliff On Sea lawyers work in conjunction with Westcliff On Sea estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 3 The firms shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea since June 2022*

Sale

of apartment Manor Road SS0 7SS, at purchase consideration of £171,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title

Transfer

of flat Palmerston Road SS0 7TA, at sale sum of £234,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of flat Finchley Road SS0 8AF, at purchase consideration of £255,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of apartment Gordon Road SS1 1NJ, at purchase consideration of £155,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea

Souldinstructing a Westcliff On Sea conveyancing firm make the ownership transfer easier?

Westcliff On Sea is a unique place, where regional experience is a significant benefit. The relaxed pace of life has it’s attractions – just not when it comes to your home move. The conveyancers that we recommend combine specialist Westcliff On Sea knowledge with a proactive, can doapproach that ensures everything runs smoothly. It is a distinct advantage where they can make use of good rapport with financial advisers, estate agents, surveyors and other Westcliff On Sea conveyancing firms

My property lawyer in Westcliff On Sea is not listed on the Clydesdale Conveyancing Panel. Can I still retain my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Clydesdale panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Carry on with your preferred Westcliff On Sea solicitors but Clydesdale will need to use a lawyer on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing charges and result in frustration.
  2. Find an alternative solicitor to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Convince your conveyancer to use their best endeavours to join the Clydesdale conveyancing panel

There are a variety of conveyancing solicitors in Westcliff On Sea but how do I know who's good?

It would be unwise to be swayed by the cheapest Westcliff On Sea conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I happen to be the only beneficiary of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Westcliff On Sea. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in August. I want to move. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', which means that my property ownership could be considered the same way as if I'd bought the property in August. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be impacted by that. Most banks would take a practical view as this clause primarily exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of properties.

My wife and I are in the throws of viewing flats in Westcliff On Sea and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it wise to have my conveyancing practitioner on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with UBS.

It would be wise to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the selling agent. As you are getting a mortgage with UBS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Westcliff On Sea benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not move on the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The estate agent advised me not inform my lawyer about this side-deal as it will adversely affect my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.

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.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Westcliff On Sea conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Westcliff On Sea conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you speak with several firms including non Westcliff On Sea conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:

    What are the charges for lease extension work? What volume of lease extensions have they conducted in Westcliff On Sea in the last 12 months?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    Please note if it is less than 80 years it will impact the salability of the property. Check with your lender that they are content with remaining years on the lease. A short lease means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease at some point and you need to have some idea of how much this will be. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the property for two years before you are eligible to carry out a lease extension. On the whole the cost for major works are not incorporated into the service charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Westcliff On Sea require tenants to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for larger repairs or maintenance. Can you inform me if there are any major works in the near future that will likely increase the service costs?

I today found out that one of the partners of the conveyancing practice handling the purchase conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea is is the father of the owners that we are buying from. Is this acceptable?

As long as there is no conflict of interest this is allowable. If you are requiring mortgage finance then the lender may have a say as many lenders have specific instructions concerning this. For example for Virgin as of 15/9/2022, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

No and you must tell us immediately.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Westcliff On Sea

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Westcliff On Sea practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Hunter's Solicitors Llp, 116 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7LP
  • Law Hurst & Taylor, 153 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7EL
  • Marcus Baum Solicitors Ltd, Madison House, 100-102 Alexandra Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1HQ
  • Beecham Fisher Ridley, 26 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AH
  • Hannah Sparrow Solicitors, Suite 7, Lion House, 36 Clarence Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1BD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Westcliff On Sea regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Westcliff On Sea specialising in commercial conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Hunter's Solicitors Llp, 116 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7LP
  • Marcus Baum Solicitors Ltd, Madison House, 100-102 Alexandra Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1HQ
  • Beecham Fisher Ridley, 26 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AH
  • Jorge Iguacel Spanish Lawyers, 36 Clarence Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1BD
  • Btmk Solicitors Limited, 19 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AB

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Westcliff On Sea regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Whitehouse Property Lawyers, Clarence Chambers, SS1 1BD
  • Garnett Wilson Conveyancing Services Llp, Cumberland House, SS2 6HZ

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