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Top reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Stansted

  • 1 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Stansted regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Stansted is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Personal touch together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Stansted conveyancing can become significantly more protracted due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 Stansted conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Stansted conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 5 The companies identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stansted since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stansted

Me and my partner are soon to exchange on the purchase of a property in Stansted but as a consequence of damage from the recent storms I have was able negotiate compensation from the owner in the sum of £3k taking the form of a reduction in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of a side agreement but Yorkshire BS are not allowing this. Why were they informed?

Your conveyancer being on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is duty bound to advise Yorkshire BS of any variations to the sale price. If you were to refuse your property lawyer to disclose the reduction to Yorkshire BS then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Yorkshire BS and you would have to appoint a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Stansted.

Should conveyancers request money on account when it comes to conveyancing in Stansted?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Stansted your solicitor will request that you place them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is as part of the sale price then this will be asked for shortly prior to exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

We are downsizing from our house in Stansted and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street Stansted lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used an internet conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Stansted. Having lived in Stansted for 5 years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

five months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Stansted completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Stansted. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Stansted

    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. Please supply a car parking plan. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £375,000 flat in Stansted on Friday in a week. The freeholder has quoted £372 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Stansted?

Stansted conveyancing on leasehold flats nine out of ten times necessitates fees being levied by freeholders :

    Answering conveyancing due diligence enquiries Where consent is required before sale in Stansted Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Stansted leasehold property is £350. For Stansted conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to provide the information.

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Stansted, conveyancing having been completed November 2003. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar flats in Stansted with a long lease are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2091

With only 67 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £10,500 and £12,000 plus professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Stansted regulated by the SRA

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

  • Murdochs Solicitors And Property Shop, 1 Station Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8BE
  • Lever & Co Solicitors And Notary Public, 25b White Horse Court, North Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2LD
  • Pellys Solicitors Limited, 18 The Causeway, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2EJ
  • Nockolds Solicitors Limited, 6 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UZ
  • Watson Legal, 1 Ducketts Wharf, South Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3AR

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Stansted

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stansted practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Murdochs Solicitors And Property Shop, 1 Station Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8BE
  • Pellys Solicitors Limited, 18 The Causeway, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2EJ
  • Nockolds Solicitors Limited, 6 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UZ
  • Watson Legal, 1 Ducketts Wharf, South Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3AR
  • Stanley Tee Llp, Tees House, 95 London Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3GW

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Stansted?

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Stansted. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Receive an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Receive a high standard of legal services.
  • Be supplied with your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a speedy, independent and comprehensive service if making a complaint about your conveyancing in Stansted about your conveyancing in Stansted.

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

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