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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Harwich’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Harwich.

Main reasons to use our service to assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Harwich

  • 1 The companies listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 2 Harwich lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Harwich conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your home move
  • 3 Harwich conveyancers work in conjunction with Harwich estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 Harwich property lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Harwich

Examples of recent conveyancing in Harwich since May 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harwich

I can't travel far from Harwich. Is there a reason why all Harwich property lawyers are not on all mortgage company panels?

As unjust as it may appear for lenders to restrict who can act for them, from the public’s or lawyer’s viewpoint, the the contrary view is that banks are increasingly anxious and feel it imperative to shield themselves from illegal activities. As a result of this concern banks have reduced their conveyancing panel to a manageable size.

The Harwich conveyancing firm handling our Harwich conveyancing has discovered an inconsistency between the assumptions in the valuation report and what is in the title deeds. My solicitor has advised that he is duty bound to ensure that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s course or action right?

Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Harwich?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Harwich. 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…’

About to purchase a new build flat in Harwich. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Harwich

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

Am I right to be concerned about brokers that I am dealing with are suggesting an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Harwich conveyancing company?

As with many service providers, often suggestions from family and friends can be most helpful. Nevertheless there are lots of people with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks might all put forward solicitors to select. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are free to choose your preferred lawyer. However, bear in mind that most lenders have an approved list of law firms you have to use for the mortgage related work in your home move.

Expecting to exchange soon on a basement flat in Harwich. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully within the next couple of days. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Harwich should include some of the following:

    Responsibility to repair and maintain the main walls and foundations. It is important for you to know who is duty bound to repair and maintenance of every part of the building Defining your rights in respect of common areas in the building.For instance, does the lease include a right of way over an accessway or hallways? The unexpired lease term. You should receive guidance as what happens when the lease expires, and informed of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years Rent payments - how much and what the invoice dates are, and also know whether this is subject to change
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Harwich please ask your lawyer in advance of your conveyancing in Harwich.

Harwich Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    In the main the outlay for major works are not included within service charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Harwich obliged tenants to pay into a reserve fund created for the specific purpose of building a fund for major works. How much is the ground rent and service charge? Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge liability?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Harwich regulated by the SRA

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

  • Aquabridge Law Llp, 1 Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7HT
  • Fairstep Solicitors, 174-176 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DU
  • Creans Solicitors, Highrow House, High Rd East, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9PU
  • Powells Walton Solicitors, 21 New Pier Street, Walton On The Naze, Essex, CO14 8ED

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Harwich regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Harwich with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Harwich. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Aquabridge Law Llp, 1 Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7HT
  • Fairstep Solicitors, 174-176 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DU
  • Creans Solicitors, Highrow House, High Rd East, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9PU
  • Powells Walton Solicitors, 21 New Pier Street, Walton On The Naze, Essex, CO14 8ED

Harwich commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of aspects of commercial property law

    Subletting, licences and sharing occupation General advice on title or other property issues Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Comprehensive advice on planning issues

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

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