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Reasons to use our Sawbridgeworth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Sawbridgeworth lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Sawbridgeworth conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 2 The organisations shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth will be conducted by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.
  • 4 Personal touch and pure property experience are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Sawbridgeworth conveyancing can become significantly more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal links with Sawbridgeworth selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth since February 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth

How up to date is your database of Sawbridgeworth solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? Do Leeds Building Society send you an updated list?

Sawbridgeworth conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Leeds Building Society directly.

Having spent time reading online forums for a conveyancing solicitor in Sawbridgeworth, many say that I should instruct a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * adherence to best practice conveyancing processes through the scheme protocol It includes many partnerships who handle conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth.

Do I need to pay for insurance to protect me from financial exposure to chancel repairs when purchasing a property in Sawbridgeworth?

Unless a prior purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you can assume that conveyancing practitioners delivering conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

I'm buying a new build house in Sawbridgeworth with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent suggested that I not disclose to my lawyer about this extras as it may impact my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandmother I am disposing of a residence in Newport but I am based in Sawbridgeworth. My solicitor (who is 200 miles from merequires that I sign a stat dec before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Sawbridgeworth who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Sawbridgeworth based

Last December I purchased a leasehold property in Sawbridgeworth. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I own a basement flat in Sawbridgeworth, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable flats in Sawbridgeworth with over 90 years remaining are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2074

With only 53 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £27,600 and £31,800 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sawbridgeworth regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Sawbridgeworth with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Harris Cuffaro & Nichols, Lion Court, 8-10 Market Street, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0AH
  • Stanley Tee Llp, Tees House, 95 London Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3GW
  • Nelson & Co, 28-32 Potter Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UL
  • Pellys Solicitors Limited, 18 The Causeway, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2EJ
  • Nockolds Solicitors Limited, 6 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UZ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Sawbridgeworth regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Movingahead, Mitre Chambers, CM21 9JS
  • P J Conveyancing Services, 1st Floor Offices Bayfords, CM17 0AW

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide as well as Sawbridgeworth. When instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your matters dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Have a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a swift, independent and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth about your conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth.

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

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