Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Billericay?
If you are buying a property in Billericay your solicitor will ask you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the sale price then this will be asked for immediately in advance of contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due should be transferred shortly before completion.
I have todaybecome aware that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Billericay for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest way to check if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Billericay conveyancing specialists.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Billericay. 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.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Billericay
If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. 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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please supply a car parking plan. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Billericay ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some lenders will refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Billericay. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Billericay especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Billericay.
Am I better off to choose a Billericay conveyancing solicitor based in the area that I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can handle the legal work however his firm is located over three hundred kilometers drive away.
The benefit of a local Billericay conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to execute paperwork, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Billericay know how is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and they were happy that should outweigh using an unknown Billericay conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being Billericay based.