I can see plenty of here regarding conveyancing in Essex but what is your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Essex
It would be unwise to be swayed by the cheapest Essex conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a ground floor flat in Essex. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Essex?
On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Essex. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the purchase money to the owner’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be able to receive the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs early afternoon.
We expect to receive a OIP from UBS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do UBS recommend any Essex solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Essex solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the UBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and UBS through the process.
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may impact a commercial estate in Essex?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Essex will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Essex. The search result provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Essex.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Essex it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could cause delays to Essex commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Essex.
I own a renovated Victorian house in Essex. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Essex and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.
Is it simple use the search facility to select a conveyancing solicitor in Essex on the authorised to act for my lender?
First select a lender such as Yorkshire Building Society, The Royal Bank of Scotland or Aldermore then choose your location a common one being Essex. Conveyancing organisations in Essex and beyond will then be shown.
Builders have recommended to me a solicitor and I've obtained an estimate from them. They are almost three hundred pounds less expensive than my local Essex property lawyer. What's the catch?
Developers frequently have panels of conveyancers who expedite matters and who know the seller’s documentation and conveyancing practitioner. Plenty of developers offer an inducement to use a preferred conveyancer for this reason, any increased cost can be avoided and a builder will not recommend a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the transaction stall when they require an exchange inside a month. A counter-argument for not agreeing to use the recommended conveyancer is that they may prove reluctant to 'push' your interests for fear of upsetting the sellers. If you worry that this may be the situation you should stick with your local Essex lawyer.