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Reasons to use our Wickford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Wickford lawyers work in conjunction with Wickford estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 2 Notwithstanding what other sites inform you it just might be important to pop into your solicitor to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a house sale without needing to include the postman into the pot.
  • 3 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Wickford will be conducted by a conveyancer on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 4 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Wickford regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Wickford and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 5 Wickford conveyancers 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 can affect your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wickford since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wickford

Can the conveyancing lawyers via your comparison service perform attended exchange conveyancing in Wickford?

We do have a number of conveyancing experts carrying out 24hr exchanges. Please contact us to secure a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.

We are getting the release of further monies on our home loan from Nationwide as we want to carry out improvements to our property in Wickford. Do we need to select a high street Wickford solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Nationwide would not normally appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nationwide list.

Planning on purchasing a house in Wickford. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Wickford conveyancing practitioner is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel.

Barclays have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a flat in Wickford has been accepted, what happens next?

Your property agent will wish to be advised as to your conveyancing practitioner's details (be sure the lawyers are on the bank’s approved list). Contact Barclays or your broker and finalise any relevant documentation. Barclays will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or vendor to schedule an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Barclays will send the offer to you and your lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Wickford.

Me and my brother purchased a semi-detached Edwardian house in Wickford. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Virgin Money. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to assess 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 Wickford and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the position with the conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.

I am buying a new build apartment in Wickford. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Wickford

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. 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. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial property in Wickford and how can you help?

The 1954 Act gives security of tenure to business lessees, giving them the a statutory right to make a request to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation at the end of an expired lease. There are limited grounds where 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 have offices

I own a leasehold flat in Wickford. Conveyancing and Chelsea Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing practitioner in Wickford who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?

First make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Wickford conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I own a basement flat in Wickford, conveyancing formalities finalised 6 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Wickford with a long lease are worth £260,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease finishes on 21st October 2095

With 74 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Wickford

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wickford practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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 non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wickford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Wickford. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Wickford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wickford specialising in planning law. This should include advice on compulsory purchases in Wickford
  • Dadds Llp, 51 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9AX

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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