My colleague suggested that if I am purchasing in Mersea Island I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Mersea Island conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Mersea Island around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Mersea Island Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Mersea Island.
I have recentlybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Mersea Island for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest way to see if the premises 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 Mersea Island conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Mersea Island differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Mersea Island contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because house builders in Mersea Island typically buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Mersea Island or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking to sell my property. My former conveyancers closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Mersea Island if that makes a difference.
You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Mersea Island. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
We have selected a Mersea Island conveyancing solicitor for our house purchase (FTB’s) and have spotted in the engagement letter that they are not covered by the FCA. Am I right to be worried or is that standard with conveyancer?
We can't see why they should be. Most property lawyer don't lend money. You should check that they are regulated by the SRA, who dictate strict stipulations covering funds held by them.