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Logical reasons to let us assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Braintree

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Braintree is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Braintree solicitors work in partnership with Braintree estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 3 Braintree solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Braintree will be carried out by a property lawyer on your bank member panel.
  • 5 No matter what any other companies may claim it may be necessary to visit your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without having to add the postman into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Braintree since July 2021*


of semi-detached property, Nottage Crescent, CM7 2TE completing on 02/08/2021 at a price of £308,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor


of house property, Coggeshall Road, CM7 9ES completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £260,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities


of detached residence property, Giffins Close, CM7 1HU completing on 11/08/2021 at a price of £318,750. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client


of semi-detached residence, Comma Close, CM7 1WH completing on 10/08/2021 at a price of £275,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Braintree

I require conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (seven years built) in Braintree. 95% of the flats are already sold. Is it really necessary to order neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Braintree?

Where you are obtaining a loan, your bank will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Braintree conveyancing searches are optional. Your lawyer, will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have the searches done, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you insist that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you may need to find a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Braintree.

Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Braintree.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Braintree. Plenty of people will purchase a property in Braintree, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that may be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Braintree. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms sent to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the owner to discover if the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the owner, then a buyer could bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an inaccurate reply. The buyer’s solicitors should also conduct an enviro report. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be carried out.

About to purchase a new build flat 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 legal work.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Braintree

    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. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Braintree prior to instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks will not grant a loan on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. If you contact us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Braintree. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Braintree especially if they are familiar with such properties in Braintree.

Is there anything unique about your site and other web based conveyancing brokers when it comes to conveyancing in Braintree?

At this site receive a fixed fee costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the nuances of your conveyancing in Braintree. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we do not have kick-back arrangements with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm who pay the highest per referral, rather than the best value conveyancing in Braintree

As co-executor for the will of my aunt I am selling a house in Monmouth but I am based in Braintree. My conveyancer (who is 200 miles from meneeds me to execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Braintree to attest and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Braintree

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Braintree

The firms listed below are 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 should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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 practicing in commercial conveyancing in Braintree. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Holmes & Hills Llp, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AJ
  • Cunningtons Llp, Great Square, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1UD

Planning law solicitors in Braintree regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Braintree specialising in planning law. This could include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Holmes & Hills Llp, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AJ

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

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