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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wickford

I need some quick conveyancing in Wickford as I am faced with an ultimatum to exchange contracts within one month. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are are a cash buyer you are at liberty not to have searches carried out although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Wickford the following are instances of what can show up and adversely impact future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I purchased my house on 4 March and the transaction details is yet to be registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Wickford said it would be concluded inside ten days. Are properties in Wickford uniquely lengthy to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Wickford registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ depending on the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any 3rd persons or bodies. At present roughly three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with within two weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Historically registration is effected after the new owner is living at the premises thus 'speed' is not always primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I am buying a new build apartment in Wickford. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

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

    Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Wickford conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Wickford conveyancing firm) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Wickford conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be useful:

    If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason? How many lease extensions have they completed in Wickford in the last 12 months?

Wickford Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    What is the name of the managing agents? How much is the ground rent and service charge? Its a good idea to find out as much as possible concerning the company managing the building as they will either make living at the property much simpler or uncomfortable. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily matters such as the upkeep of the common parts. Ask other tenants what they think of them. In conclusion, be sure you know the dates that the service charges are due to the appropriate party and specifically how they are spending the funds.

Is it true that a Wickford conveyancing solicitor has court proceedings brought against them by a client for failing to conduct the right conveyancing investigations?

Our attention has not be brought to such a Wickford conveyancing claim but it has been reported that, a couple acquiring a property elsewhere in England successfully won a claim against their conveyancing practitioner due to development permission to build a wind farm failing to be identified in conveyancing searches.

Where you are purchasing in Wickford It is important that your conveyancing practitioner carry out all Wickford conveyancing searches necessary to ensure you have relevant and current information ahead of purchasing a home in Wickford.

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