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Reasons to use our Wickford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Wickford
  • 2 Wickford property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Wickford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 3 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Wickford has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 Wickford conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Wickford home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 5 The companies shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wickford since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wickford

I own a freehold residence in Wickford but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Wickford and has limited impact for conveyancing in Wickford but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

I have just over seventy years unexpired on my lease and need a lease extension for my apartment in Wickford. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 19/4/2021 the requirements read as follows :

70 years unexpired at application, 30 years at the end of the mortgage term, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

I am assisting my sister sell her property in Wickford. Does the solicitor arrange an energy assessment or should I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Packs, energy performance certificates became a mandatory part of moving property. An EPC needs to be commissioned in advance of the property being advertised. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers ordinarily organise. If you are using a Wickford conveyancing practitioner they might be able to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with reputable Wickford providers

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Wickford. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Barclays. Is it usual for Barclays to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Wickford is approved on their conveyancing panel? Barclays have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Barclays to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Barclays conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Have purchased a a semi-detached house in Wickford , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record my title? My Wickford conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to check that my name is recorded.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Wickford registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any 3rd persons or bodies. At present in the region of three quarters of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Registration is effected after the new owner is living at the premises therefore post completion formalities is not always top priority but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

How does conveyancing in Wickford differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Wickford contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because house builders in Wickford typically purchase the land, 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 Wickford or who has acted in the same development.

I am downsizing from my home. My former conveyancers have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Wickford if that makes a difference.

You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Wickford. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Wickford regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Wickford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Harvey Copping & Harrison Llp, De Burgh House, Market Road, Wickford, Essex, SS12 0BB
  • Martin Nossel & Co, 10-12 Southernhay, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1EL
  • Palmers, 19 Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BD
  • Anthony King & Co, Southgate House, Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BN
  • Pearl Baker, Ivy House, 13 High Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7SA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Wickford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wickford with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Wickford. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Harvey Copping & Harrison Llp, De Burgh House, Market Road, Wickford, Essex, SS12 0BB
  • Palmers, 19 Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BD
  • Anthony King & Co, Southgate House, Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BN
  • Alan Simpson & Co, Mill Court, 19 London Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HW
  • Esw Legal Limited, 162-168 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7BY

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Wickford regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Wickford but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Chris Allnutt & Co, Ground Floor, Broadway House, SS11 7AD
  • Dorling Cottrell Limited, Suite 6 Phoenix House, SS14 3EZ
  • Pcs Legal , 5 The Capricorn Centre, SS14 3JA
  • Nfl Legal Ltd, 105 London Road, SS7 5TG

Neighboring Locations

Wickford
Battlesbridge
Rayleigh
Basildon
Pitsea
Benfleet

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

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