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  • 1 Mersea Island conveyancers work in partnership with Mersea Island estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Solicitor conveyancing firms have very good personal connections with Mersea Island selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Mersea Island has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 Mersea Island lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Mersea Island conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 This site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Mersea Island will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mersea Island since June 2022*


of terraced property, Oakwood Drive, CO5 8DP completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £425,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title


of terraced residence, Five Gables Chase, CO5 8GS completing on 13/07/2022 at a price of £670,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges


of terraced property, Grove Avenue, CO5 8AE completing on 13/07/2022 at a price of £850,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer


of flat Coast Road CO5 8LS, purchased for £400,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mersea Island

What is the most effective way to search for the right solicitor who can supply a high level service for our conveyancing in Mersea Island?

Option 1 is to ask relatives who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Second, search the internet for conveyancing in Mersea Island. Pick up the phone to a couple or more firms listed and request that they email you their conveyancing fees and have a conversation with the lawyer who will oversee your conveyancing beforemaking your choice.

Option 3 is to make use of our search tool to help you find the right solicitors for you based on your unique factors including the type of property,speed, complications and who the proposed mortgage company is. Resist the temptation to appoint £100 conveyancing in Mersea Island

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

We are aware of a number of properties in Mersea Island which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external variations. 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.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Nottingham, do Mersea Island property lawyers have to pay an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are unaware of any lender fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

My husband and I are in the throws of viewing flats in Mersea Island and I am about to put in an offer. Is it wise to have a solicitor on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a home loan with UBS.

It would be advisable to instigate your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the estate agent. As you are taking out a mortgage with UBS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

The deeds to our home can not be found. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Mersea Island 5 years ago have long since closed. What are my options?

Nowadays there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your lawyer should know exactly where to look for all the appropriate documentation so you can purchase or sell your property without any difficulty. Where copies can’t be located, your conveyancer may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on the premises.

In searching the world wide web for the term on line conveyancing in Mersea Island it shows results of numerous solicitorsin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the right conveyancing solicitor for me?

The best method of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so ask friends and family who have purchased a property in Mersea Island or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Mersea Island differ, so it's a good idea to secure a minimum of four estimates from different companies. Dont forget to clarify that the charges are guaranteed not to rise.

I have just started marketing my garden flat in Mersea Island. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, however I have recently had a half-yearly service charge invoice – what should I do?

It best that you clear the invoice as normal because all ground rent and service payments will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

Mersea Island Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before buying

    If a Mersea Island lease has fewer than eighty years it will impact the value of the apartment. Check with your mortgage company that they are content with residual term of the lease. A short lease means that you will probably have to extend the lease at some point and it is worth discovering what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you would be be obliged to have been the owner of the property for a couple of years in order to be legally able to extend the lease. The answer will be helpful as a) areas could result in problems in the building as the common areas may start to deteriorate if services are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the running of the building you will need to have full disclosure The majority of Mersea Island leasehold flats will have a service bill for maintenance of the block set by the freeholder. Should you purchase the property you will have to pay this amount, usually quarterly accross the year. This can vary from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common areas. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, this is usually not a exorbitant figure, say approximately £25-£75 but you need to check it because occasionally it could be prohibitively expensive.

Why do Mersea Island conveyancing charges are more expensive for leasehold and freehold properties?

There is always increased work required in leasehold conveyancing. Mersea Island has many leasehold properties. There is more time involved in the purchase: for example, the lease and leasehold information (including current service charge, ground rent and buildings insurance details) obtained from the freeholder or managing agents. There are strict criteria that the lease must meet in order to be acceptable to a mortgage company. If it does not meet these requirements, the lease must be amended, which can involve additional expense for the seller.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Mersea Island regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Mersea Island specialising in commercial conveyancing in Mersea Island. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Martin Elliott & Co, Audley House, Berechurch Hall Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9NW

Residential 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 throughout England and Wales.
  • Lorna Kean & Co Ltd, Vine House, Malting Road, CO5 7PU

Domestic conveyancing in Mersea Island ordinarily entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner representing the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and answering further enquires from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions raised by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and redeeming the mortgage (if appropriate)

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