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Reasons to use our Dunmow conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Dunmow conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Notwithstanding what other solicitors may claim it just might be necessary to attend your lawyer to sign documents. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without needing to include the postman into the equation.
  • 3 The organisations identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Excellent communication together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Dunmow home moves can become a lot more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Dunmow who are regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dunmow since July 2021*


of detached residence property, Durand Lane, CM6 3FS completing on 11/08/2021 at a price of £358,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities


of semi premises, Wintershutt Road, CM6 1GE completing on 16/07/2021 at a price of £365,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties


of detached residence premises, The Street, CM3 1HQ completing on 18/08/2021 at a price of £1,150,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer


of detached residence property, Mill End, CM6 2LT completing on 17/08/2021 at a price of £300,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunmow

My previous solicitor has quoted £1200 for freehold conveyancing in Dunmow. I’m selling a modern detached home for £200,000. This sounds too much. Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Dunmow?

The charges are a bit high. Where you are prepared to expend time scrutinising quotes you may be able to trim some of the cost by as much as a hundred pounds. That being said, you couldlive to rue opting for an a cheaper conveyancer. Remember to check the firm can act for your lender. You can utilise our comparison tool to get a quote a Dunmow conveyancing practice on the banks member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Dunmow.

My wife and I are purchasing a newly built flat in Dunmow and my solicitor is advising me that she has to the mortgage company to reveal incentives from the builder. I am on a tight deadline to exchange contracts and I would rather not prolong deal. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your solicitor. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

I have 70 years unexpired on my lease and require a lease extension for my apartment in Dunmow. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 10/10/2021 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum 85 years unexpired from completion, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

Will my lawyer be making enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Dunmow.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors conducting conveyancing in Dunmow. Some people will buy a property in Dunmow, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or by their solicitors which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Dunmow. The standard property information forms given to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a usual inquiry of the owner to find out whether the premises has historically flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer could issue a claim for damages as a result of such an misleading answer. The purchaser’s lawyers should also order an enviro search. This should higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries should be initiated.

How does conveyancing in Dunmow differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Dunmow approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because developers in Dunmow typically buy the real estate, 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 Dunmow or who has acted in the same development.

In sourcing the world wide web for the term on line conveyancing in Dunmow it shows results of numerous solicitorsin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the right solicitor for the sale of my house?

The ideal method of finding a suitable conveyancer is via personal referral, so ask friends and relatives who have bought a property in Dunmow or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Dunmow vary, so it's a good idea to request a minimum of three estimates from varying types of conveyancers. Make sure that you clarify what costs in the quote includes.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Dunmow regulated by the SRA

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

  • Foort Tayler, 42 High Street, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AH
  • Wade & Davies Limited, 28 High Street, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AH
  • Foort Tayler Limited, 42 High Street, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AH

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Dunmow but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Chelmer Conveyancing Services, 12 The Mead, CM6 2PD

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

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Examining the title to the property
  • Undertaking Dunmow property searches with respect to the title
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other papers received from the owner’s lawyer
  • Submitting questions with the seller’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Considering the replies given by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the new ownership and the home loan (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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