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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Ockendon

In the event thatI were to acquire a simple residential housein South Ockendon for cash and dispense with a survey and no conveyancing searches how much could I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in South Ockendon?

Any savings you would gain will be isolated to the South Ockendon conveyancing searches. A solicitor still got to do everything else - money laundering, communicating with the vendors conveyancing practitioner, stamp duty return, register the property etc. You might save a bit for them not having to register a mortgage however it will not be significant.

Having sold my house in South Ockendon last January yet the purchaser is Skype messaging me complaining that his lawyer needs to hear from mysolicitor. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

Following your sale your lawyer is duty bound to deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers solicitors. There are no post completion formalities just for conveyancing in South Ockendon.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my house can not be found. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in South Ockendon 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?

Gone are the days when you need to have the physical deeds to prove you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one near me in South Ockendon I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in South Ockendon suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be an issue. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased mum’s Will, with a property in South Ockendon which will be sold. The bungalow has never been registered at the Land Registry and I'm told that some estate agents will insist that it is in place before they will move forward. What's the procedure for this?

In the circumstances that you have set out it seems prudent to seek to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. The Land Registry’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and official copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.

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