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Find a Essex Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Essex

We hope to to buy with Darlington Building Society. I called into 3 or 4 local solicitors but am unable to find a Essex conveyancing firm on the Darlington Building Society approved list. Can you help?

You should take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this page. Pick the mortgage company and type Essex or your location and you will see numerous conveyancers offices in Essex or by proximity to you.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Essex is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Essex are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Essex you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Essex 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.

We're new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, but the property agent advised that the owners will only issue a contract if we appoint their preferred conveyancers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Essex

We suspect that the owner is not behind this request. If they desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to use your own,trusted Essex conveyancing firm - as opposed tothose that will earn the estate agent a commission or achieve conveyancing figures pre-set by corporate headquarters.

Jane (my partner) and I may need to sub-let our Essex basement flat for a while due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a Essex conveyancing firm in 2003 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to seek any guidance as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

A small minority of properties in Essex do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

I bought a basement flat in Essex, conveyancing was carried out September 2004. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable properties in Essex with an extended lease are worth £196,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2084

With just 64 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £15,200 and £17,600 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

At long last our conveyancing in Essex is completing next Friday, yet the vendors I am purchasing off wants to move out 24 hours later at PM. Can I agree to such a plan?

Where you are having a bank loan then your solicitor will insist that the property isvacant on Friday - the bank will compel it.

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