Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Sawbridgeworth

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Reasons to use our Sawbridgeworth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Sawbridgeworth conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Sawbridgeworth
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have very good personal links with Sawbridgeworth selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Sawbridgeworth property lawyer have established valuable connections with Sawbridgeworth local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your home move in Sawbridgeworth.
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Sawbridgeworth is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Sawbridgeworth

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth since March 2022*

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of semi premises, The Thatchers, CM23 4FL completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £425,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

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of house property, Westfield, CM18 6AP completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £360,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

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of house property, Spinning Wheel Mead, CM18 7AA completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £310,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth

I am selling my home in Sawbridgeworth and the EA has just e-mailed to say that the buyers are changing their property lawyer. The reason given is that the bank will only engage with property lawyers on their approved list. Why would a big named mortgage company only engage with specific solicitors rather the firm that they want to appoint for their conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth ?

Lenders have always had an approved set of law firms that can represent them, but in the past few years big names such as Nationwide, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for more than 25 years.

Banks attribute this action to a rise in fraud as the reason for the cull – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Some do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

Are the BSA intent on creating a searchable register to to identify practices on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel for example in Sawbridgeworth?

We have not been informed any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.

I am buying a new build flat in Sawbridgeworth. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth

    Please supply a car parking plan. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Sawbridgeworth I like with amenity areas and station nearby, however it only has 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Sawbridgeworth for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

I'm converting the mortgage on my current house to a buy to let loan with Nottingham Building Society and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a down payment on a second property. The area we are looking at is Sawbridgeworth. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two banks and tie in the transactions?

Make use of our comparison tool on this page to ensure that the conveyancers are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are your conveyancer will be able to connect the two deals but you should have a chat with you solicitor and specify your expectations and requirements.

I need to assess costs for conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth from numerous conveyancing practitioner and choose one. Am I right to ask them to hold tight until I I have my bid accepted on a apartment.

We suggest that you only ask your solicitor to start work and apply for searches once the sales confirmation has been issued by the estate agent particularly as Sawbridgeworth conveyancing searches are costly.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Sawbridgeworth regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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
  • Watson Legal, 1 Ducketts Wharf, South Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3AR
  • Pellys Solicitors Limited, 18 The Causeway, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2EJ
  • Nockolds Solicitors Limited, 6 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UZ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Sawbridgeworth regulated by the CLC

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

Sawbridgeworth commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a variety of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Property finance for investment and development loans for mortgage companies and borrowers General advice on title or other property issues Industrial and warehouse premises Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts

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

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