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Reasons to use our Harlow conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Harlow lawyers work in partnership with Harlow estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you require
  • 2 Harlow solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Harlow conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 Experience means that Harlow lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Harlow local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in Harlow.
  • 4 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Harlow has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 5 Harlow property lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Harlow since November 2023*

Sale

of house premises, Potter Street, CM17 9AN completing on 22/11/2023 at a price of £375,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Disposal

of house residence, Salisbury Road, EN11 0HY completing on 13/11/2023 at a price of £365,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title

Transfer

of semi premises, North Street, EN9 2NH completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £910,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of flat High Street EN11 8UX, purchased for £232,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harlow

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Harlow but nevertheless pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Harlow and has limited impact for conveyancing in Harlow but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

Can you point me to a directory of RBS panel solicitors in Harlow on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. Very few lending institutions make their panel listings available over the internet. If you are seeking to appoint a Harlow lawyer on the RBS please make the most of our facility.

We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Skipton as we want to conduct renovations to our property in Harlow. Do we need to select a bricks and mortar Harlow solicitor on the Skipton conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Skipton would not normally appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Skipton list.

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with HSBC. Harlow conveyancing solicitors were appointed. How long does it take for HSBC to send the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?

There is no definitive answer here. Have HSBC completed the valuation? Have you advised HSBC as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the HSBC conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when acquiring a residence in Harlow? or I am told that there is an ancient law that could mean that house owners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards repairs towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in Harlow?

Unless a previous purchase of the property completed post 12 October 2013 you could assume that lawyers delivering conveyancing in Harlow to continue to suggest a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Harlow?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Harlow. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Harlow differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Harlow approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because builders in Harlow tend to buy 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 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Harlow or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Harlow is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Harlow are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Harlow you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Harlow 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.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Harlow regulated by the SRA

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

  • Whiskers Llp, Unit 6 Mitre Buildings, Kitson Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1DR
  • Harris Cuffaro & Nichols, Lion Court, 8-10 Market Street, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0AH
  • Braddon & Snow Limited, Montagu House, 68 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8HA
  • Duffield Harrison Llp, Rathmore House, 56 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8EX
  • Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head Llp, 181 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Harlow

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Harlow specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Whiskers Llp, Unit 6 Mitre Buildings, Kitson Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1DR
  • Williams Hortor Law And Mediation, 9b Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8HQ
  • Duffield Harrison Llp, Rathmore House, 56 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8EX
  • Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head Llp, 181 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BQ
  • Kennard Wells Solicitors, 84a High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4AE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Harlow regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Harlow specialising in commercial conveyancing in Harlow. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Whiskers Llp, Unit 6 Mitre Buildings, Kitson Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1DR
  • Harris Cuffaro & Nichols, Lion Court, 8-10 Market Street, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0AH
  • Braddon & Snow Limited, Montagu House, 68 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8HA
  • Duffield Harrison Llp, Rathmore House, 56 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8EX
  • Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head Llp, 181 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BQ

Neighboring Locations

Sawbridgeworth
Stanstead Abbotts
Harlow
Epping

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

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