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Colchester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £6,673
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 89 days for conveyancing in Colchester
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 4 June was the busiest month and February was the next busiest month while January was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Colchester
  • 5 Average time frame of 127 days for registration of title in Colchester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Colchester since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Colchester

Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Colchester even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance where I intend to buy a shop in Colchester with a loan from TSB?

Our search tool is mainly there to locate residential conveyancing solicitors in Colchester but we have set out towards the bottom of this page some Colchester commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the firm directly to see if they can also act for TSB

How do I find out if the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Colchester is on the bank’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Accord Mortgages Ltd thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in supplemental legal invoice.

Feel free to make the most of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this site. Please choose the lender and type ‘Colchester’ or your location and you will see numerous conveyancers located in Colchester or nearest you.

I have todaybeen informed that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Colchester for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I establish that the property is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to check if the premises is in your name, you can make 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 Colchester conveyancing specialists.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Colchester is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Colchester are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Colchester you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Colchester may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I was pointed in your direction by a few property agents in Colchester to choose a solicitor on your site. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to market your services ahead of a competitor’s?

We refuse to make any financial incentive for sending work our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

Completion is due on the sale of our £475,000 flat in Colchester on Wednesday in a week. The managing agents has quoted £408 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Colchester?

Colchester conveyancing on leasehold flats usually necessitates administration charges levied by landlords agents :

    Answering conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in Colchester Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Colchester leasehold premises is £350. For Colchester conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply the information.

I bought a garden flat in Colchester, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Colchester with an extended lease are worth £190,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2085

You have 62 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £17,100 and £19,800 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Colchester regulated by the SRA

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

  • David Morgan Jones Solicitors, 49 North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PY
  • Kew Law Llp, 55 North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PX
  • Goody Burrett Llp, St Martins House, 63 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1HE
  • John Fowlers Llp, Town Hall Chambers, St. Runwalds Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DS
  • Sparling Benham & Brough, 3 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1HQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Colchester

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Colchester specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Kew Law Llp, 55 North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PX
  • Goody Burrett Llp, St Martins House, 63 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1HE
  • John Fowlers Llp, Town Hall Chambers, St. Runwalds Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DS
  • Sparling Benham & Brough, 3 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1HQ
  • Ellisons, Headgate Court, Head Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NP

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Colchester regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Colchester but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Lorna Kean & Co Ltd, Vine House, Malting Road, CO5 7PU

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

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