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Braintree Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £5,401
  • 3 78% freehold and 22% leasehold conveyancing in Braintree for last year
  • 4 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Braintree conveyancing is Chancel
  • 5 112 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Braintree

Examples of recent conveyancing in Braintree since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Braintree

It has come to my attention via my lender that my Braintree the law firm I have appointed is not on the mortgage company Conveyancing panel. How can I be sure whether this is correct?

You need to contact your Braintree conveyancer. You lawyer should inform you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Braintree conveyancing firm that is on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.

We see that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Braintree?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Braintree.

I am assisting my mother sell her house in Braintree. Does the solicitor commission the energy performance certificate or should I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a compulsory part of selling a house. An EPC needs to be to hand prior to the property being marketed. This is not a task that solicitors ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Braintree conveyancing practitioner they might be able to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with long established Braintree assessors

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Coventry BS. Braintree conveyancing solicitors were chosen. How long does it take for Coventry BS to issue the offer to the conveyancer?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Coventry BS done the survey? Have you advised Coventry BS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

We expect to receive a OIP from Kent Reliance this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Kent Reliance recommend any Braintree solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

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

Is it possible to swap solicitor as I need to retain a firm on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing list. I hired a local conveyancing solicitor in Braintree round the corner but she is not approved by Nottingham Building Society

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Braintree on the Nottingham Building Society panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we on the directory do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Braintree. In utilising search facility on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Braintree.

As co-executor for the will of my aunt I am disposing of a residence in Newport but reside in Braintree. My lawyer (based 300 kilometers from merequires that I execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Braintree to witness this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Braintree

Can you offer any advice when it comes to finding a Braintree conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Braintree conveyancing practice) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you talk with several firms including non Braintree conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be useful:

    How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation? What are the legal fees for lease extension work?

I acquired a studio flat in Braintree, conveyancing formalities finalised 4 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Braintree with an extended lease are worth £196,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2085

With just 64 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £15,200 and £17,600 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Braintree regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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 solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Braintree practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Holmes & Hills Llp, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AJ

Residential in Braintree is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Solicitor instructed by the vendor on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancer retained by the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to supplemental enquires from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

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

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