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Chelmsford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £10,387
  • 3 113 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Chelmsford
  • 4 Average time frame of 127 days for registration of title in Chelmsford
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Chelmsford that are buy to let is 6%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chelmsford since July 2021*

Acquisition

of apartment Broomfield Road CM1 1RY, acquired for £195,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of house property, Roman Road, CM2 0HA completing on 05/08/2021 at a price of £360,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi-detached premises, Hatfield Grove, CM1 3DF completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £310,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of flat Jeffcut Road CM2 6XN, at buying consideration of £170,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chelmsford

Much to our surprise we have been advised by our IFA that my Chelmsford property lawyer is not on the mortgage company Solicitor panel. How can I be certain if this is indeed the case?

The best course of action for you to take is to call your Chelmsford lawyer directly. You lawyer should notify you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Chelmsford conveyancing firm that is on the conveyancing panel for your mortgage company.

Can you help? My Chelmsford conveyancer is informing me me that he has toapply for Chelmsford conveyancing searches asthe firm are on the HSBCconveyancing panel. Do I not have any say here?

Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. Given that you are taking out a loan with a mortgage company your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancing practitioner would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Chelmsford conveyancing searches.

When does exchange of contracts take place for domestic conveyancing in Chelmsford and am I required to attend the lawyers office?

If you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsford you are invited in to sign contracts. That being said, the law practices we recommend provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The signing of the property agreement is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract simply enables the conveyancer to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Chelmsford)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I am assisting my step-mother sell her house in Chelmsford. Does the conveyancer order an EPC or it is for me to see to?

After the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy assessments became a compulsory part of moving house. An EPC needs to be to hand prior to the property being advertised. It is not something that conveyancers normally arrange. If you are using a Chelmsford conveyancing solicitor they may be able to arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with long established local assessors

My fiancee and I are in the process of looking at apartments in Chelmsford and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a lawyer in place at this stage? I will be getting a home loan with Skipton.

It would be advisable to instigate your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the estate agent. As you are obtaining a mortgage with Skipton, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

Planning on purchasing a apartment in Chelmsford. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Chelmsford conveyancing practitioner is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Chelmsford in advance of appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some lenders will not grant a loan on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can investigate further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Chelmsford. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Chelmsford to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

What does commercial conveyancing in Chelmsford cover?

Chelmsford conveyancing for business premises covers a broad array of guidance, offered by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsford

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chelmsford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Chelmsford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Chelmsford. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Chelmsford regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chelmsford but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Dyer And Crowe Limited, 22 Duke Street, CM1 1HL
  • New Homes Law Ltd, 61 New London Road, CM2 0ND

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

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