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Chelmsford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 333 days for registration of title in Chelmsford
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 113 days for conveyancing in Chelmsford
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Chelmsford that are buy to let is 7%
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £12,077

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chelmsford since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chelmsford

Do I have to attend the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Chelmsford so that I can pop in to their offices if required.

As opposed to 12 years ago, the vast majority banks no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. It will still be necessary for you to hand over ID documents and there are still distinct advantages to choosing a local ayer, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Chelmsford.

I am assisting my aunt sell her property in Chelmsford. Does the solicitor arrange the EPC or it is for the owner to see to?

Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was maintained a compulsory part of moving house. An energy performance certificate must be commissioned before the property is marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Chelmsford conveyancing solicitor they might be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with long established Chelmsford providers

I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Chelmsford. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their conveyancer. I paid an upfront payment of £225. A few days later, the lawyer contacted me to say that they were not on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Kent Reliance panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I have finally had an offer on a flat in Chelmsford accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other apartments in the pipeline. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Chelmsford. What should be my next step? At what point do I apply for the mortgage with RBS?

It is usual to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (mortgage application is approx £1k, then valuation, Chelmsford conveyancing search fees, etc). The first thing to do is check that your property lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel. Regarding the next stages this very much depends on the specifics of your case, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. In a hot market many purchasers will apply for a home loan with RBS and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their conveyancing practitioner to proceed with the conveyancing in Chelmsford.

I have recentlybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Chelmsford for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to see if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Chelmsford conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Chelmsford differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Chelmsford contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because builders in Chelmsford typically acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Chelmsford or who has acted in the same development.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Chelmsford I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Chelmsford suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

Is it the case that all Chelmsford conveyancers on every bank conveyancing panel?

The Lexsure search tool on this page may be of use or you can drop into your local lender branch in Chelmsford. the probability is that they will know some good conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsford

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsford

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Chelmsford practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chelmsford specialising in planning law. This should include advice on compulsory purchases in Chelmsford
  • 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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