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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Billericay

I am buying a victorian detached house in Billericay. Our aim is to convert the garage to an office at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve checks to ascertain if these works were previously refused?

Your conveyancer will review the registered title as conveyancing in Billericay can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which prohibit categories of alterations or need the permission of a 3rd party. Many additions call for local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be sensible to check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

I'm the single beneficiary of my late mum's estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Billericay. The Billericay property was put into my name in June. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the CML 6 month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship may be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in June. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be caught by that. many mortgage companies would take a pragmatic view as this provision is principally there to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Nationwide as we intend to carry out renovations to our house in Billericay. Are we obliged to select a bricks and mortar Billericay solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Nationwide would not normally instruct a member of their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.

I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Billericay. I now require my file however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call 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 Billericay 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've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Billericay is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Billericay are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Billericay you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Billericay may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing property to a buy to let mortgage with TSB and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a deposit on further house. The area we are looking at is Billericay. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the transactions?

Make use of our comparison tool on this site to check that the conveyancers are on the appropriate lender panels. On the basis that they are the solicitor should be able to tie up the two deals but you should have a chat with you conveyancer and make clear your desired outcome and requirements.

As co-executor for the will of my aunt I am disposing of a property in Cardiff but live in Billericay. My conveyancer (based 250 kilometers awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Billericay who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Billericay

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