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Reasons to use our Wickford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Wickford have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Wickford and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Wickford solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Wickford conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your home move
  • 4 Wickford property lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 Excellent communication and pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Wickford property deals can become significantly more complicated due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wickford since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wickford

Can the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend perform right to buy conveyancing in Wickford?

We work with a number of conveyancing lawyers carrying out right to buy conveyancing matters Please get in touch with the solicitors listed to obtain a conveyancing quote.

I have a terraced Victorian house in Wickford. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Accord Mortgages Ltd. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You should 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 proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Wickford and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Wickford benefiting from help to buy. The sellers refused to budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep advised me not inform my lawyer about this extras as it may affect my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Wickford I like with a park and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Wickford suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business property in Wickford and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to commercial tenants, giving them the legal entitlement to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Wickford is one of our numerous locations in which the firms we work with are based

I am employed by a reputable estate agent office in Wickford where we see a few leasehold sales put at risk as a result of short leases. I have received conflicting advice from local Wickford conveyancing firms. Could you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can start the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I purchased a 2 bed flat in Wickford, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar flats in Wickford with a long lease are worth £176,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2104

You have 80 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Wickford

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Wickford with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Harvey Copping & Harrison Llp, De Burgh House, Market Road, Wickford, Essex, SS12 0BB
  • Ao Solicitors Limited, 33 Nobel Square, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1LT
  • Palmers, 19 Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BD
  • Mwp Solicitors, Suite 2g, 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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Wickford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Wickford. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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

Residential 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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