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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea

We were about to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Westcliff On Sea found by you but have come across some other estimates on the internet look cheaper – how come?

There are plenty of conveyancing organisations advertising supposedly cheap conveyancing, yet more often than not supplementalfees end up with the completion fee being inflated. Solicitors are duty bound to ensure charges set out in terms of business should be honest and reasonable and be applied The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea specify all costs for a domestic conveyancing matter.

I am acquiring a house mortgage free in Westcliff On Sea. I have lived for the previous 15 years in Westcliff On Sea. Conveyancing searches are expensive. As I know the area and road very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

Provided that you do not need a mortgage, then almost all of the Westcliff On Sea conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your lawyer will ’encourage you, no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she is duty bound to take that path of encouragement . One thing to consider; if you are going to dispose of the house at a future date, it could be of relevance to your prospective buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes premises with no practical issues can still throw up unfavourable search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Westcliff On Sea should be able to give you some helpful guidance in this regard.

I own a freehold house in Westcliff On Sea but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Westcliff On Sea and has limited impact for conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea. I now require my file but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Westcliff On Sea of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

What does commercial conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea cover?

Westcliff On Sea conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide range of guidance, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

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