Find a Westcliff On Sea Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea

I am buying a property for cash in Westcliff On Sea. I have resided for the previous twelve years in Westcliff On Sea. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. Given that I know the road and vicinity intimately should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a home loan, then almost all of the Westcliff On Sea conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your solicitor will ’encourage you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she has a professional duty to take that path of advice. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to dispose of the house at a future date, it will be of importance to your prospective purchaser what the searches determine. There are plenty of instances where premises with functional issues can still reveal unexpected search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Westcliff On Sea should provide you some helpful advice in this regard.

I have just over seventy years left on my lease and require a lease extension for my flat in Westcliff On Sea. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 21/9/2023 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum 85 years unexpired from completion, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

I can see plenty of here regarding conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea but can you isolate your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Westcliff On Sea

Do not opt for the cheapest Westcliff On Sea conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. 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 know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.

I just acquired a flat at auction in Westcliff On Sea. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?

Now that you are exchanged you will need to choose a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you will have a pending a fixed date to complete the purchase. All auction property will have a bespoke auction set of papers. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the legal papers may include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to leasehold premises. You must give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that your finances are in order to complete on the date specified in the contract.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Kent Reliance. I assume I don't need a Westcliff On Sea conveyancer on the Kent Reliance panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Kent Reliance mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Kent Reliance mortgage from the register. Kent Reliance, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Kent Reliance has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Kent Reliance has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Kent Reliance mortgage has been paid off.

I have recentlybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I check that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to see if the property 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 Westcliff On Sea conveyancing specialists.

My husband and I are one month into a leasehold purchase having been referred to solicitors by the estate agent to execute conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea. I am am extremely disappointed with the quality of service. Could you help me find new solicitors?

A lawyer would have to be really bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has your loan offer been issued? If so you will need to advise them of the new contact details and get the loan are re-sent. The conveyancer should be on the lenders panel to avoid supplemental costs and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. The search tool should assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Westcliff On Sea

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