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Reasons to use our Sawbridgeworth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Sawbridgeworth property deals can be made significantly more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 2 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth governed by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Sawbridgeworth conveyancers work in conjunction with Sawbridgeworth estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor generally results in a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are based in Sawbridgeworth - if so both parties will be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth

My partner and I are hoping to acquire a property in Sawbridgeworth and have appointed a Sawbridgeworth conveyancing firm. Within the last couple of days our conveyancer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Bank of Scotland have this morning contacted us to inform me that they have now hit a problem as our Sawbridgeworth lawyer is not on their conveyancing panel. What do we do from here?

Where you are buying a property with the assistance of a mortgage it is normal for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Sawbridgeworth lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

My fiance and I are buying a 3 bedroom flat in Sawbridgeworth with a homeloan from Yorkshire Building Society.We use our Sawbridgeworth conveyancing lawyer but Yorkshire Building Society informed us his firm is not listed on their approved list of member firms. we are left little option but to use a Yorkshire Building Society panel solicitor or keep our preferred solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The home loan offered to you contains various provisions, a common one being that conveyancers needs to be on the Yorkshire Building Society approved list. Until recently, most mortgage companies had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Yorkshire Building Society

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may impact a commercial property in Sawbridgeworth?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Sawbridgeworth will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Sawbridgeworth. The search result 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 Sawbridgeworth.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Sawbridgeworth it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Sawbridgeworth commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Sawbridgeworth is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Sawbridgeworth are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Sawbridgeworth you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Sawbridgeworth may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business premises in Sawbridgeworth and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to commercial tenants, giving them the legal entitlement to apply to court for a new lease and remain in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Sawbridgeworth is one of our many locations in which our lawyers have offices

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Sawbridgeworth

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Sawbridgeworth with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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
  • Whiskers Llp, Unit 6 Mitre Buildings, Kitson Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1DR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sawbridgeworth regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sawbridgeworth specialising in commercial conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth. This should 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

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