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5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in South Woodham Ferrers

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal links with South Woodham Ferrers selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 South Woodham Ferrers conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in South Woodham Ferrers is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to South Woodham Ferrers and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Using a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers since November 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers

I can't travel far from South Woodham Ferrers. I would like to know the understand why all South Woodham Ferrers property lawyers aren't automatically on all mortgage company panels?

Even though it may seem unfair for mortgage companies to restrict who can represent them, from the public’s or solicitor’s standpoint, the the contrary view is that lenders are becoming ever more anxious and consider it crucial to protect them against mortgage fraud. As a consequence of this concern mortgage companies are limiting their conveyancing panel to a manageable size.

Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in South Woodham Ferrers even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for example if I intend to buy an office in South Woodham Ferrers with a loan from Platform Home Loans Ltd?

Our comparison service is predominantly there to find domestic conveyancing solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers but we have listed towards the bottom of this page some South Woodham Ferrers commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the company directly to establish if they are also authorised to represent Platform Home Loans Ltd

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in South Woodham Ferrers. My lender is Tesco Bank

Tesco Bank have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 6/2/2023, the requirements read as follows :

I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in South Woodham Ferrers. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their solicitor. I paid an advanced payment of £200. Shortly after, the solicitor contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Coventry BS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in September 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Virgin Money are being pedantic. The South Woodham Ferrers solicitor who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Virgin Money are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Virgin Money have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Virgin Money have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Virgin Money may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local South Woodham Ferrers solicitor - who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Coventry BS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Coventry BS 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. You may wish to consider appointing your own South Woodham Ferrers surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers. 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…’

We're FTB’s - agreed a price, yet the selling agent advised that the owners will only go ahead if we use the agent's chosen conveyancers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a high street solicitor with experience of conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers

We suspect that the seller is unaware of this demand. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and explain that (a)you are serious purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to use your own,trusted South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn their negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing figures set by head office.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers regulated by the SRA

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

  • Salam Law, 18 Barton Close, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5UB
  • Wells Legal Solicitors, 3 Spa Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AZ
  • Alan Simpson & Co, Mill Court, 19 London Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HW
  • Todmans S R E, Barringtons, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EH
  • Rudds, 81a High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Salam Law, 18 Barton Close, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5UB
  • Wells Legal Solicitors, 3 Spa Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AZ
  • Alan Simpson & Co, Mill Court, 19 London Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HW
  • Todmans S R E, Barringtons, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EH
  • Rudds, 81a High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers practicing in commercial conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Salam Law, 18 Barton Close, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5UB
  • Wells Legal Solicitors, 3 Spa Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AZ
  • Alan Simpson & Co, Mill Court, 19 London Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HW
  • Todmans S R E, Barringtons, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EH
  • Rudds, 81a High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ

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

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