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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Braintree’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Braintree.

Reasons to use our Braintree conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Braintree is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what other companies say it may be necessary to attend your solicitor to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Braintree property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Braintree conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Braintree
  • 5 Braintree conveyancers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Braintree since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Braintree

My husband and I are looking to buy a flat in Braintree and have appointed a Braintree conveyancing firm. Within the last couple of days our property lawyer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with a view to exchanging next week. Norwich and Peterborough Building Society have this afternoon contacted us to inform me that they have now hit a problem as our Braintree solicitor is not on their approved list of lawyers. Is this a problem?

When purchasing a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is standard for the purchasers' lawyers to also act for the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the bank's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Braintree solicitors, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

Can the conveyancing solicitors that are recommend execute auction conveyancing in Braintree?

There are a few niche lawyers we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Braintree is one of hundreds of areas of where our lawyers are based.

Can your site be used to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Braintree even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for example if I wish to acquire an office in Braintree with a loan from TSB?

Our search tool is primarily there to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Braintree but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page a selection of Braintree commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the solicitors directly to establish if they are also authorised to represent TSB

I used Action Conveyancing a few years past for my conveyancing in Braintree. Now, I need my files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Braintree of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

What makes your site different to alternative online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in Braintree?

At this site receive a fixed fee costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the nuances of your conveyancing in Braintree. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we do not have commission arrangements with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm who pay the highest per referral, as opposed to the best value conveyancing in Braintree

In surfing the internet for the words on line conveyancing in Braintree it reveals numerous solicitorslocally. How do I determine which is the right conveyancer for purchase transaction?

The ideal method of finding the right conveyancer is through a trusted testimonial, so ask friends and relatives who have purchased a property in Braintree or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Braintree vary, so it's a good idea to secure a minimum of three quotes from varying types of companies. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Braintree regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Braintree specialising in commercial conveyancing in Braintree. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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 small selection of solicitors in Braintree with expertise 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

Typically, Braintree conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Property lawyer instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Braintree searches with respect to the title
  • Assessing draft sale agreement and other papers prepared the owner’s lawyer
  • Submitting enquiries with the seller’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Assessing replies prepared by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (where appropriate) at the HMLR.

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

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