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Ready to buy a new home in Brentwood? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Brentwood conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brentwood

I own a freehold residence in Brentwood but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Brentwood and has limited impact for conveyancing in Brentwood but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the Nationwide Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Brentwood?

The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

Have purchased a a terraced house in Brentwood , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record my proprietorship? My Brentwood conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be certain the land registry aspects are dealt with.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Brentwood registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ according to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any other parties. As of today approximately three quarters of submission are completed within two weeks but occasionally there can be extensive hold-ups. Historically registration occurs once the purchaser is living at the property so 'speed' is not usually primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I am buying a new build house in Brentwood with a mortgage from Aldermore. The developers refused to move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The estate agent told me not disclose to my solicitor about the side-deal as it could put at risk my mortgage with Aldermore. 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.

I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Brentwood. I need to find out if they are listed on the lender's approved list of lawyers. Could you help?

You should phone your solicitor to enquire if they are on the bank's panel. Alternatively please get in touch with us and we can investigate and revert. Should the firm not be on the lender panel we we can help find a reputable conveyancing solicitor in Brentwood on the panel for your mortgage company.

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