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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pitsea

Can the conveyancing lawyers to be found on your site conduct auction conveyancing in Pitsea?

There are a few auction lawyers we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Pitsea is just one of the many locations in which our lawyers cover.

I am helping my sister sell her property in Pitsea. Does the solicitor commission the energy performance certificate or should I organise this?

After the abolition of HIPs, EPC’s was retained a mandatory element of selling a house. An energy performance certificate should be commissioned prior to the property being advertised. This is not a task that law firms normally organise. Where you are instructing a Pitsea conveyancing practitioner they might help arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with long established Pitsea energy assessors

My wife and I purchasing a victorian detached house in Pitsea. Our aim is to carry out a loft conversion at the house.Will legal investigations on the property include checks to determine if these works were previously refused?

Your conveyancer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Pitsea can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prevent categories of changes or need the permission of a 3rd party. Certain additions need local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be wise to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

Is it the case that all Pitsea solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Nationwide conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. Many lenders do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when buying a house in Pitsea? or I am told that there is an ancient law that could mean that homeowners residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for maintenance to the chancel within the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Pitsea?

Unless a previous purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you may assume that conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Pitsea to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

I'm buying my first flat in Pitsea with the aid of help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative suggested that I not inform my conveyancer about the deal as it may jeopardize my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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 just appointed agents to market my ground floor apartment in Pitsea. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have just received a half-yearly service charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is pay the service charge as normal given that all rents and service payments will be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Pitsea - Sample of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge payments? Make sure you enquire if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. By way of example it is fairly common in Pitsea leases that pets are not allowed in certain buildings in Pitsea. If you like the apartmentin Pitsea but your cat is not allowed to move with you then you will be presented with a difficult decision. Are there any major works in the near future that will likely increase the maintenance fees?

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