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Logical reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Mersea Island

  • 1 This site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Mersea Island will be carried out by a solicitor on your bank member panel.
  • 2 Mersea Island solicitors have a crucial 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 affect your sale or purchase
  • 3 Regardless other solicitors inform you it could be important to visit your conveyancer to execute legal papers. There are various parties with with an interest in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 4 On the balance of probabilities the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Mersea Island - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be familiar
  • 5 Mersea Island property 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 transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mersea Island since September 2023*


of flat High Street CO5 8SD, purchased for £170,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities


of semi premises, St Peters Road, CO5 8LL completing on 04/09/2023 at a price of £320,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities


of detached residence premises, Firs Hamlet, CO5 8NF completing on 04/09/2023 at a price of £650,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi property, Tower Estate, CO16 8NG completing on 18/09/2023 at a price of £74,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mersea Island

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Mersea Island. Is there a reason why all Mersea Island lawyers aren't included on all bank panels?

Banks highlight the fact that solicitor-led fraud is considered to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud every year.The dismissal of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the Financial Services Authority in 2011. Its conclusions included recommendations for lending institutions to review their conveyancing panels, which triggered a major policy change in the sector. This resulted in mortgage companies purging less reputable firms from their official list of approved property lawyers .

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Mersea Island costs more?

The conveyancing fees on a leasehold premises in Mersea Island is frequently higher as compared to a freehold acquisition or disposal. This is because there is an amount of additional time necessary in liaising with the freeholder and managing agents to collate the evidence concerning whether the rent and service charges have been discharged and whether there are any major works due in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Mersea Island. My lender is Accord Mortgages

Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 3/12/2023, the requirements read as follows :

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could affect a commercial premises in Mersea Island?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Mersea Island will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Mersea Island. The report sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Mersea Island.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Mersea Island it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Mersea Island commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Mersea Island.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Mersea Island for my home move. Can I see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

You may review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor call for training reasons.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £325,000 garden flat in Mersea Island in just under a week. The landlords agents has quoted £372 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Mersea Island?

Mersea Island conveyancing on leasehold flats normally requires the buyer’s lawyer sending questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer such questions the majority will be willing to do so. They are at liberty to charge a reasonable administration fee for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it exceeds £800. The administration charge required by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in respect of administration charges, without which the invoice is technically not due. In reality you have no option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Mersea Island - Sample of Queries before buying

    It is important to be aware whether fixing the lift or some other significant cost is pending to be shared amongst the leaseholders and will dramatically increase the the service fees or require a one time invoice. The prefered form of lease structure is if the freehold reversion is owned by the leaseholders. In this situation the leaseholders benefit from control and even though a managing agent is frequently employed where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders. Where a Mersea Island lease has fewer than 80 years it will impact the salability of the property. It is worth checking with your lender that they are happy with the length of the lease. A short lease means that you will almost definitely need a lease extension sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this will be. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the property for a couple of years before you are eligible to exercise a lease extension.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Mersea Island regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Mersea Island practicing in commercial conveyancing in Mersea Island. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Martin Elliott & Co, Audley House, Berechurch Hall Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9NW

Conveyancing in Mersea Island is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancer instructed by the owners once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the solicitor acting for the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering supplemental queries from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and paying off the home loan (where relevant)

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