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  • 1 South Woodham Ferrers property lawyers work in conjunction with South Woodham Ferrers estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in South Woodham Ferrers
  • 3 The firms identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers since July 2021*

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of semi property, East Bridge Road, CM3 5SD completing on 29/07/2021 at a price of £290,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Transfer

of flat Melville Heath CM3 5FX, at purchase sum of £170,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of flat Ferry Road SS5 6NA, at purchase consideration of £270,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of semi premises, Mapledene Avenue, SS5 6JB completing on 15/07/2021 at a price of £375,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers

I am in the process of selling my apartment in South Woodham Ferrers and the EA has just telephoned to say that the purchasers are appointing a new conveyancer. The reason given is that the bank will only deal with property lawyers on their conveyancing panel. Why would a big named lender only deal with specific lawyers rather the firm that they want to appoint for their conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers ?

Mortgage companies have always had panels of law firms that can act for them, but in recent years big names such as HSBC, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for many years.

Banks point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the reduction – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to oversee. 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. Plenty of firms are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The purchasers are not going to have any impact on this.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Principality Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers?

The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that could impact a commercial premises in South Woodham Ferrers?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in South Woodham Ferrers. The report 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 South Woodham Ferrers.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in South Woodham Ferrers it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to South Woodham Ferrers commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers.

I'm purchasing my first flat in South Woodham Ferrers benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not inform my lawyer about the side-deal as it will impact my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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 searching the internet for the words conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers it shows results of numerous solicitorsin the area. How do I determine which is the right solicitor for purchase transaction?

The best way of choosing the right conveyancer is through a trusted testimonial, so ask colleagues and relatives who have bought a property in South Woodham Ferrers or a local estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers differ, so it's sensible to request a minimum of four fee calculations from varying types of conveyancers. Be sure to secure confirmation that the fees are fixed.

How and when do I cover the costs of the Stamp Duty Land Tax payable for my South Woodham Ferrers flat purchase?

The majority of lawyers tend to complete a Land Transaction Return Form on your behalf during your South Woodham Ferrers purchase transaction for signature. On completion your conveyancing practitioner will submit your Land Transaction Return Form to the Inland Revenue and - as long as they have the money - settle any tax bill payable on your behalf.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers specialising in commercial conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

Typically, South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Solicitor instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated papers
  • Sending draft papers to the conveyancer representing the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering supplemental queries from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions raised by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if applicable)

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

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