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Main reasons to let us assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Saffron Walden

  • 1 Saffron Walden solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Saffron Walden conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 There is a strong possibility the other side’s conveyancers are based in Saffron Walden - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Saffron Walden is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Saffron Walden has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 5 The companies listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Saffron Walden since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Saffron Walden

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Saffron Walden is not identified on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of her work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should contact the Saffron Walden conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

Our Saffron Walden solicitor has identified an inconsistency when comparing the surveyor’s assumptions in the valuation report and what is revealed within the conveyancing documents. My lawyer has advised that he needs to ensure that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my conveyancer’s approach legitimate?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions 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.

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would much rather appoint a Saffron Walden based conveyancing firm?

You should check but the chances are that allocate you one of their panel solicitors should you take up the "fee-free" incentive. Speak to the bank and ask if they offer you a cash alternative. In the past a few lenders offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near Saffron Walden.

Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Saffron Walden?

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Saffron Walden and Solicitor firms in Saffron Walden offering conveyancing It is important to make clear that both are regulated professionals specialising in the legal work in transferring property. They may both also deal with other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I am helping my step-mother sell her flat in Saffron Walden. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange the energy assessment or it is for me to see to?

Following the abolition of Home Packs, energy performance certificates remained a required element of selling a property. An energy performance certificate needs to be commissioned before the property is placed on the market. It is not a task that lawyers ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Saffron Walden conveyancing solicitor they might be willing to arrange energy assessments given their relationships with long established local assessors

Planning on purchasing a maisonette in Saffron Walden. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the UBS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Saffron Walden solicitor is on the UBS conveyancing panel.

I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in Saffron Walden. Now, I need the documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Saffron Walden of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Saffron Walden. 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 legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Saffron Walden

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Saffron Walden regulated by the SRA

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

  • Adams Harrison, 14-16 Church Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JW
  • Fairhurst Menuhin & Co Ltd, Thorn House, 11a Hill Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1EH

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Saffron Walden

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Saffron Walden with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Adams Harrison, 14-16 Church Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JW

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Saffron Walden regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Saffron Walden but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Three Counties Conveyancing, Three Counties House, CB21 4PP

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