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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rochford

What is your number one tip for finding a conveyancing solicitor in Rochford

We would encourage you not to go for the lowest Rochford conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. 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 go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

My wife and I buying a 3 bedroom semi in Rochford. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve enquiries to see if these alterations are allowed?

Your property lawyer will review the registered title as conveyancing in Rochford will on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit categories of works or necessitated the permission of another owner. Certain additions need local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Rochford. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £150. A couple of days later, the lawyer called me to say that they were not on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Co-operative panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Will my solicitor be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Rochford.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Rochford. Some people will acquire a property in Rochford, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that can be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which should give them a better understanding of the risks in Rochford. The conventional set of property information forms sent to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard question of the vendor to discover if the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect answer. The purchaser’s lawyers may also conduct an enviro report. This should indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be initiated.

2 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Rochford concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am buying a new build apartment in Rochford. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Rochford

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please supply a car parking plan. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

Should I appoint a Rochford conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am buying? We have a good friend who can deal with the legal work but her office is a couple of hundredmiles away.

The primary upside of using a local Rochford conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to execute documents, present your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Rochford know how is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and the majority were content that must outweigh using an unknown Rochford conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.

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