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Conveyancing in Great Dunmow : Keep it Local

Logical reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Great Dunmow

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Great Dunmow is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Over the years Great Dunmow solicitor have developed valuable links with Great Dunmow local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in Great Dunmow.
  • 3 Great Dunmow solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor in the main results in a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in selecting a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 The practices shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Great Dunmow since November 2023*


of flat Haslers Lane CM6 1BW, sold for £156,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges


of detached residence premises, Manor Road, CM6 2JR completing on 15/11/2023 at a price of £650,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities


of terraced property, Chelmsford Road, CM6 3ET completing on 14/11/2023 at a price of £715,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Great Dunmow

When does exchange of contracts occur in domestic conveyancing in Great Dunmow and am I required to be at the conveyancers branch?

If you are round the corner to our conveyancing solicitors in Great Dunmow you are welcome to attend to sign the paperwork. However, the firms we work with offer a countrywide conveyancing service and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract simply enables the conveyancer to exchange contracts at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Great Dunmow)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

Have completed on a a terraced house in Great Dunmow , how long should it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my ownership? My Great Dunmow conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure that my ownership is recorded.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Great Dunmow registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry need to notify any interested parties. Currently approximately 80% of submission are fully dealt with within 12 days but occasionally there can be protracted delays. Historically registration occurs after the new owner has moved in to the premises so an expedited registration is not usually top priority yet if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

How does conveyancing in Great Dunmow differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Great Dunmow approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because builders in Great Dunmow typically acquire the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Great Dunmow or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey done on a property in Great Dunmow prior to appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks may not issue a mortgage on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Great Dunmow. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Great Dunmow to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I only have 72 years remaining on my lease in Great Dunmow. I now want to extend my lease but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to locate the freeholder. For most situations an enquiry agent would be helpful to carry out a search and prepare a report which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Great Dunmow.

Great Dunmow Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    It would be wise to find out if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance it is very common in Great Dunmow leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in Great Dunmow. If you love the apartmentin Great Dunmow however your dog can’t move with you then you will be presented with a difficult decision. Are there any major works in the planning that could add a premium to the service charges? Plenty Great Dunmow leasehold flats will have a service charge for the upkeep of the block levied on behalf of the freeholder. If you buy the flat you will have to pay this charge, usually quarterly accross the year. This may differ from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built buildings. There will also be a ground rent to be met annual, this is usually not a significant amount, say approximately £25-£75 but you need to check it because occasionally it can be many hundreds of pounds.

Are all Great Dunmow legal practices on every bank conveyancing panel?

The Lexsure search tool on this page may be of use or you can drop into your high street bank branch in Great Dunmow. the probability is that they can recommend conveyancing solicitors in Great Dunmow

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Great Dunmow regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Great 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Great Dunmow regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Great Dunmow with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Great Dunmow. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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 Great Dunmow regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

Neighboring Locations

Saffron Walden
Great Dunmow
Great Baddow

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

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