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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Benfleet

Please help. My Benfleet conveyancer is assuring me that he has toorder Benfleet conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Lloydssolicitor panel. Do I not have any options here?

Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are taking a mortgage with a lender your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your property lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook specifications . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Benfleet conveyancing searches.

I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Benfleet. I now require my papers but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Benfleet of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in Benfleet I like with a park and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Benfleet for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

Given that I am about to part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a garden flat in Benfleet I wish to have a conversation with the conveyancer about mytransaction before giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?

Absolutely - we would be delighted to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the conveyancer due to be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Benfleet.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important individual, not a case reference. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Benfleet should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Benfleet conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Benfleet conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you speak with two or three firms including non Benfleet conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be helpful:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Benfleet who can give a testimonial? If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

I acquired a basement flat in Benfleet, conveyancing formalities finalised 9 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Comparable properties in Benfleet with over 90 years remaining are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 charged once a year. The lease expires on 21st October 2081

With only 59 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £20,900 and £24,200 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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