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  • 1 Saffron Walden property lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Saffron Walden will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 3 The firms identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Saffron Walden regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Saffron Walden and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 5 Excellent communication together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Saffron Walden conveyancing can be made significantly more complicated as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Saffron Walden since June 2022*


of terraced property, Old Mill Road, CB11 3EH completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £465,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities


of house residence, Loompits Way, CB11 4BZ completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £600,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor


of detached residence property, Cromwell Road, CB11 4BE completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £415,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion


of semi-detached premises, Clutton Road, CB10 2GQ completing on 29/06/2022 at a price of £485,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Saffron Walden

Can you help? My Saffron Walden lawyer is informing me me that he is legally obliged toconduct Saffron Walden conveyancing searches due to the fact thatthe firm are on the HSBCconveyancing panel. Is this really necessary?

Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are obtaining a mortgage with a bank your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your property lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook requirements . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Saffron Walden conveyancing searches.

Are the Saffron Walden conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Co-operative conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Co-operative?

Saffron Walden conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Co-operative directly.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Aldermore, do Saffron Walden property lawyers incur a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

The mortgage over my property is with Co-operative for my property in Saffron Walden. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Co-operative?

Co-operative must be informed of your intention prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Co-operative’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Co-operative will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Co-operative directly. You need not do this via a Co-operative conveyancing panel firm.

I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Saffron Walden solicitor - who is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Aldermore will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Aldermore will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Saffron Walden postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Aldermore, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Saffron Walden.

I'm remortgaging my primary property to a BTL loan with Virgin Money and intend to use the remaining equity towards further property. The neighborhood we are talking about is Saffron Walden. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two mortgage companies and tie in the conveyances?

Make use of our comparison tool on this page to ensure that the conveyancers are approved by both lenders. Having checked that they are your conveyancer will be able to tie up the two transactions but you should talk with you lawyer and communicate your expectations and requirements.

I have just started marketing my basement apartment in Saffron Walden. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have just had a quarterly service charge demand – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is discharge the invoice as you normally would given that all ground rent and maintenance charges will be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, 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.

Saffron Walden Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Most Saffron Walden leasehold properties will have a service charge for maintenance of the block set by the landlord. If you acquire the apartment you will have to meet this amount, usually quarterly during the year. This may vary from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built buildings. There will also be a ground rent to be met annual, this is usually not a exorbitant figure, say around £50-£100 but you need to enquire as occasionally it could be surprisingly expensive. It is important to be aware if changing the roof or some other significant cost is coming up that will be shared amongst the tenants and will materially impact the level of the service costs or require a one time invoice. What restrictions exist in the Saffron Walden Lease?

Our sealed bid on semi in Saffron Walden has been accepted, the vendor does nevertheless have a tied purchase. The owners have submitted an offer on a flat, but it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other flats in the pipeline. I have instructed a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Saffron Walden. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with TSB going with TSB?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is an associated chain given your reluctance to incur expenses too early (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Saffron Walden conveyancing search costs, etc). First, you must check that your property lawyer is on the TSB approved list. As to the next phase this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your case, desire for the property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market some home buyers would apply for the mortgage with TSB and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their conveyancer to move forward with the conveyancing in Saffron Walden.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Saffron Walden regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Saffron Walden with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Saffron Walden. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Saffron Walden regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Saffron Walden specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Saffron Walden
  • Adams Harrison, 14-16 Church Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JW

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

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