Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Mersea Island

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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Mersea Island but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

5 reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Mersea Island

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Mersea Island is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Mersea Island conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Mersea Island conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 3 Mersea Island lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Mersea Island home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Excellent communication together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Mersea Island home moves can become significantly more complicated due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 Experience means that Mersea Island solicitor have established valuable links with Mersea Island local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your home move in Mersea Island.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mersea Island since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mersea Island

We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in Mersea Island for our house move. Our financial adviser has since notified us that our mortgage lenders Godiva Mortgages Ltd won't deal with them. Surely this is unduly restrictive?

A mortgage company may insist on a panel conveyancer act for it. You would be liable to meet the charges for this. Please make use of our directory service to locate a solicitor to carry conveyancing in Mersea Island on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd member panel.

We are buying a apartment in Mersea Island. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On completion day we will need to put our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

A friend informed me that in buying a property in Mersea Island there may be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Mersea Island which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Mersea Island should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Is it the case that all Mersea Island CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Santander conveyancing panel?

Some major banks and building societies now use the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

Will our conveyancer be asking questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Mersea Island.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Mersea Island. There are those who buy a property in Mersea Island, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that can be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Mersea Island. The standard information supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard question of the seller to determine whether the premises has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the seller, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect reply. A purchaser’s conveyancers should also carry out an enviro report. This will disclose whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be carried out.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Mersea Island?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Mersea Island. 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…’

I'm refinancing my current house to a buy to let loan with Halifax and I will use the ballance of the raised equity towards further house. The location we are talking about is Mersea Island. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two banks and link together the two deals?

Do use our comparison tool on this page to be sure that the conveyancers are on the appropriate lender panels. Having checked that they are your lawyer should be able to tie up the two deals but you should have a chat with you lawyer and communicate your desired outcome and requirements.

Should I cancel the direct debit for my mortgage with Nationwide once a completion date for my sale in Mersea Island has been agreed?

No, you should keep paying any mortgage sums to Nationwide until the mortgage is discharged out of the proceeds of sale as part of your Mersea Island conveyancing.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Mersea Island regulated by the SRA

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

  • Martin Elliott & Co, Audley House, Berechurch Hall Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9NW

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Mersea Island regulated by the CLC

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

Typically, Mersea Island conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Lawyer instructed by the seller on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the property lawyer acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to supplemental queries from the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if applicable)

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

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