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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Braintree conveyancing

Logical reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Braintree

  • 1 Braintree conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Braintree conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Braintree have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Braintree and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative sites tell you it may be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign documents. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the mix.
  • 4 Experience means that Braintree solicitor have established excellent connections with Braintree local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in Braintree.
  • 5 Braintree conveyancers work in partnership with Braintree estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Braintree since March 2022*

Conveyance

of flat Cressing Road CM7 3NA, purchased for £137,500. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Church Lane, CM7 5SG completing on 22/03/2022 at a price of £630,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of house property, Hall Road, CM7 5AW completing on 23/03/2022 at a price of £697,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of semi property, Mill Lane, CM77 8HN completing on 16/03/2022 at a price of £625,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Braintree

Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Braintree even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for instance where I wish to buy an office in Braintree with a loan from Barnsley Building Society?

Our comparison service is predominantly used to find domestic conveyancing solicitors in Braintree but we have listed towards the bottom of this page a few Braintree commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the company directly to see if they can also act for Barnsley Building Society

Should our solicitor be asking questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Braintree.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Braintree. There are those who acquire a property in Braintree, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that can be undertaken by the buyer or by their conveyancers which will figure out the risks in Braintree. The conventional set of property information forms sent to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual question of the owner to discover if the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not disclosed by the seller, then a purchaser could bring a compensation claim resulting from an misleading reply. A purchaser’s conveyancers should also order an enviro search. This should reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be carried out.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Braintree. Conveyancing is daunting 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.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Braintree

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. 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?

I am using a search engine for the term cheap conveyancing in Braintree it brings up many conveyancersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the right conveyancer for my move?

The best way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via personal referral, so seek the guidance of friends and family who have bought a property in Braintree or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Braintree vary, so it's sensible to secure a minimum of four fee calculations from varying types of companies. Be sure to obtain confirmation that the fees are fixed.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Braintree. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been appointed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Braintree are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Braintree in which case you should be shopping around for a Braintree conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’spermission to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is located on an estate. Your solicitor should advise you fully on all the issues.

Braintree Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    Is there a share of the freehold? What prohibitions are there in the Braintree Lease? Many Braintree leasehold properties will have a service charge for the upkeep of the building invoiced by the landlord. Where you acquire the apartment you will have to meet this charge, usually in instalments during the year. This can be anything from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built buildings. There will also be a ground rent to be met annual, normally this is not a exorbitant figure, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to check it because occasionally it could be prohibitively expensive.

Me and my wife are FTB’s just having agreed a price on a property in Braintree, and are now looking to get solicitors lined up. We have made use of the different rating tools and the results are from all over the the UK. Is it necessary to have a Braintree solicitor local to the prospective house? I am fine to do everything over email, but I assume at some point we will need to physically go into the solicitor's office to sign documents?

On the whole there is no need to physically visit the office of your conveyancer, they can post any relevant contracts to you, which you can sign and return. Many buyers and sellers nevertheless opt to use a locally based solicitor, but it's by no means a prerequisite for conveyancing in Braintree.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Braintree

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Braintree with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Holmes & Hills Llp, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AJ
  • Cunningtons Llp, Great Square, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1UD
  • Sherwins Limited, Shergroup House, 3-4 Freeport Office Village, Century Drive, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8YG
  • Roland Taylor & Co, 21 West Drive, Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4BT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Braintree regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Braintree specialising in commercial conveyancing in Braintree. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Holmes & Hills Llp, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AJ
  • Cunningtons Llp, Great Square, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1UD

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Braintree?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding buying and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Braintree. When instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • 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.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Be supplied with a speedy, impartial and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Braintree about your conveyancing in Braintree.

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

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