Is there a reason to use a Braintree conveyancing firm given that national alternatives are cheap by comparison?
Its a good idea to get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Braintree and you should seek a competitive quote but don’t be focused with searching for the lowest priced Braintree conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a frustrating house move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist lawyer. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone call and are no substitute for a one to one appointment. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of personalised service that you will never get with an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you as to headway making sure that you are never in the dark. Should it ever be necessary to phone the firm you will know who to ask for and they will be sure you are in the know.
I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (five years old) in Braintree. Almost all the properties have already been disposed of. Do I need carry out the local searches as part of conveyancing in Braintree?
You are taking a significant risk in failing carrying out Braintree conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would seriously advise in the strongest possible terms that you have them. If speed and price are primary issues you should discuss with your conveyancer about the possibility of search insurance
Are the Braintree conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Virgin Money?
Braintree conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Virgin Money directly.
I am helping my niece sell her property in Braintree. Does the conveyancing solicitor arrange the energy performance certificate or should I organise this?
After the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy assessments became a required component of moving house. An energy assessment needs to be to hand in advance of the property being placed on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers normally arrange. If you are instructing a Braintree conveyancing lawyer they may be able to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with long established Braintree accredited person
When it comes to lenders such as Bank of Ireland, do Braintree property lawyers have to pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are unaware of any mortgage company fees to be on their panel, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
Can you point me to a directory of Clydesdale panel solicitors in Braintree on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few mortgage companies make their panel listings open the public online. Where you are in need of a Braintree property lawyer on the Clydesdale please make the most of our tool.
I am downsizing from our property in Braintree and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used a nationwide conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Braintree. We have lived in Braintree for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
My in 2007. He has been wed, divorced and has recently married again. He will be selling the property this June. I believe he will simply be requested to provide a copy of his marriage certificates to the solicitor but he is anxious it could delay the sale of the property. Is it worth updating the title information for the property?
The is no need to update the register providing you have the evidence needed to show how the change of name resulted.
Any purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner should check the title information and require evidence by way of proof of the name change for instance marriage certificates.