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Top 5 reasons to let us assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Bishops Stortford

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with Bishops Stortford selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 There is a strong possibility the the lawyers for the other party are located in Bishops Stortford - if so sets of solicitors will be less confrontational
  • 3 Bishops Stortford lawyers work in partnership with Bishops Stortford estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and support you require
  • 4 No matter what any other lawyers inform you it just might be important to visit your lawyer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a homemove without needing to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Bishops Stortford property lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Bishops Stortford local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Bishops Stortford.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bishops Stortford since November 2023*


of house property, Grange Road, CM23 5NG completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £635,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor


of semi-detached residence, Gatwick Close, CM23 5DY completing on 20/11/2023 at a price of £370,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers


of house property, Harrisons, CM23 5QT completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £500,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title


of terraced property, Birchanger Lane, CM23 5QP completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £960,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishops Stortford

A colleague pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Bishops Stortford there could be a number of restrictions preventing external changes to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Bishops Stortford which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Bishops Stortford should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

We previously selected conveyancing lawyers located in Bishops Stortford on the TSB solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional amount for handling the TSB mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by TSB?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your lawyer is entitled to charge a fee for this. The fee is not set by TSB but by your Bishops Stortford property lawyer. Numerous firms on the TSB panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

I am expecting a DIP from Principality this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Principality recommend any Bishops Stortford solicitors on the Principality conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Bishops Stortford solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Principality conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Principality through the process.

A friend recommended that where I am purchasing in Bishops Stortford I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Bishops Stortford conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Bishops Stortford around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Bishops Stortford.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Bishops Stortford. 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.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bishops Stortford

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Bishops Stortford and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Bishops Stortford. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Bishops Stortford area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Bishops Stortford. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

I am using a search engine for the words conveyancing in Bishops Stortford it brings up numerous solicitorsin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable solicitor for me?

The ideal way of choosing the right conveyancer is via personal recommendation, so enquire of friends and family who have acquired a property in Bishops Stortford or a local estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Bishops Stortford differ, so it's a good idea to obtain a minimum of four fee estimates from different property lawyers. Dont forget to clarify that the fees are fixed.

I have just appointed agents to market my garden apartment in Bishops Stortford.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed however I have recently had a quarterly service charge demand – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is discharge the maintenance contribution as usual given that all ground rent and service payments should be allottedon completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bishops Stortford regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bishops Stortford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Pellys Solicitors Limited, 18 The Causeway, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2EJ
  • Nockolds Solicitors Limited, 6 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UZ
  • Lever & Co Solicitors And Notary Public, 25b White Horse Court, North Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2LD
  • Watson Legal, 1 Ducketts Wharf, South Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3AR
  • Stanley Tee Llp, Tees House, 95 London Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3GW

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Bishops Stortford regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bishops Stortford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Movingahead, Mitre Chambers, CM21 9JS

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Bishops Stortford?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding acquiring and selling property and cover conveyancing nationwide not just Bishops Stortford. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Receive a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Have a swift, objective and comprehensive service if if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Bishops Stortford.

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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