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Chelmsford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 102 days for registration of title in Chelmsford
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 128 days for conveyancing in Chelmsford
  • 3 79% freehold and 21% leasehold conveyancing in Chelmsford for this year to date
  • 4 123 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Chelmsford
  • 5 September was the busiest month and February was the next busiest month while January was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Chelmsford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chelmsford since March 2022*

Transfer

of semi property, Chaucer Road, CM2 6HL completing on 15/03/2022 at a price of £345,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced residence, Orford Crescent, CM1 7PA completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £425,050. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Roxwell Avenue, CM1 2NX completing on 16/03/2022 at a price of £415,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Sale

of apartment Ramshaw Drive CM2 6UB, at purchase amount of £210,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chelmsford

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Chelmsford is not on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of her work?

It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should simply call the Chelmsford conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.

I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Chelmsford for our house move. Our financial adviser has since advised us that our mortgage company Aldermore won't deal with them. Surely this is unduly restrictive?

A bank will insist on a panel solicitor act for it. Borrowers are liable to bear the charges for this. Try using our directory service to select a solicitor to conduct conveyancing in Chelmsford on the Aldermore approved list of solicitors.

I can see plenty of information on this site regarding conveyancing in Chelmsford but can you isolate your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Chelmsford

Do not opt for the cheapest Chelmsford conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I have paid off my mortgage with Kent Reliance. I assume I don't need a Chelmsford property lawyer on the Kent Reliance panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Kent Reliance mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Kent Reliance mortgage from the register. Kent Reliance, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Kent Reliance has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Kent Reliance has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Kent Reliance mortgage has been paid off.

Santander have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a apartment in Chelmsford has been accepted, what are the next steps?

The property agent will want to be advised as to your conveyancer's details (ensure that the conveyancers are on the lender’s approved list). Contact Santander or the financial adviser and finish off any relevant documentation. Santander will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or owners to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a fortnight to get a mortgage offer. Santander will issue the offer to you and your conveyancers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Chelmsford.

I require quick conveyancing in Chelmsford as I am under pressure to exchange contracts in less than one month. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are not obtaining a home loan you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no conveyancer would advise that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Chelmsford the following are examples of what can appear and therefore impact future mortgageability: Enforcement Actions, Outstanding Charges, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Chelmsford. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Chelmsford

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

I have been pointed in your direction by a few estate agents in Chelmsford to locate a solicitor on your site. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to offer your services over and above another?

We refuse to make any referral fee for directing people our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Tolhurst Fisher Llp, Marlborough House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LN
  • Backhouse Solicitors Ltd, 71 Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JU
  • Leonard Gray Llp, 72-74 Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JY
  • Hill & Abbott Limited, Threadneedle House, 9/10 Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1XH
  • Nigel Broadhead Mynard, 32 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2QG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chelmsford practicing in commercial conveyancing in Chelmsford. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Tolhurst Fisher Llp, Marlborough House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LN
  • Backhouse Solicitors Ltd, 71 Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JU
  • Leonard Gray Llp, 72-74 Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JY
  • Hill & Abbott Limited, Threadneedle House, 9/10 Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1XH
  • Nigel Broadhead Mynard, 32 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2QG

Planning law solicitors in Chelmsford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Chelmsford with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Hill & Abbott Limited, Threadneedle House, 9/10 Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1XH
  • Gepp & Sons Solicitors Llp, 58 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PA

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

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