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Top reasons to use our service to help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in South Woodham Ferrers

  • 1 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law practices conducting conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Personal touch and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing can become a lot more protracted because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in South Woodham Ferrers
  • 5 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Online forums often suggest that in selecting a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers

My IFA requires my South Woodham Ferrers law firm’s panel reference for the Lloyds conveyancing panel. How do I find this out. I have contacted my local South Woodham Ferrers branch but they cant find it on their system.

You are best placed to get this information from your South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing practitioner . Most South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing practices will retain a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each bank.

My god-son is in the process of securing a newly built flat in South Woodham Ferrers with a home loan from Santander. His solicitor has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Santander conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Santander conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Do I need to pay for insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when acquiring a house in South Woodham Ferrers?

Unless a previous purchase of the property completed post 12 October 2013 you can assume that solicitors handling conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in South Woodham Ferrers I like with a park and transport links nearby, however it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in South Woodham Ferrers suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be problematic. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years 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 and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

Am I best advised to use a South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? An old friend can carry out the conveyancing however her office is a couple of hundredkilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign documents, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local South Woodham Ferrers know how is a bonus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who instructed your friend and in the main were content that should surpass using an unfamiliar South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being South Woodham Ferrers based.

I work for a busy estate agent office in South Woodham Ferrers where we have witnessed a few leasehold sales put at risk due to short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing firms. Can you shed some light as to whether the owner of a flat can instigate the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer need not have to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Leasehold Conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers - Examples of Queries before buying

    Make sure you investigate if the the lease contains any onerous restrictions in the lease. For instance it is very common in South Woodham Ferrers leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in South Woodham Ferrers. If you like the flatin South Woodham Ferrers however your cat can’t live with you then you will be presented with a difficult determination. Best to be warned if changing the roof or some other significant cost is due in the foreseeable future to be shared between the tenants and will dramatically increase the the maintenance charges or result in a specific invoice. Are there any major works anticipated that will likely increase the service charges?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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 non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers with expertise in commercial conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers. This may 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

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the lender (where relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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