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Conveyancing in Stansted : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Stansted conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Stansted home moves can be made a lot more complicated due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 Stansted property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Stansted solicitor have established very good connections with Stansted local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your home move in Stansted.
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with Stansted estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Regardless other sites say it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stansted since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stansted

Is the fact that my conveyancer in Stansted is not identified on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of his work?

It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Stansted conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

My partner and I are buying a brand new apartment in Stansted and my conveyancer is advising me that she is duty bound to the mortgage company to disclose incentives from the builder. The Estate Agents are hassling me to exchange and I don't want to prolong the conveyancing. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancing practitioner. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is expelled from the Nationwide Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Stansted?

The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. 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.

I have been told that property searches are the number one reason for hinderance in Stansted house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Stansted.

I was recommended by a number of selling agents in Stansted to find a conveyancer using your seach tool. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to recommend your site ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to make any financial incentive for sending work to this site. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

The conveyancers carrying out our conveyancing in Stansted has sent papers to review that show the property is unregistered with epitome documents. How can it be that the property not yet recorded at HM Land Regsitry?

It is a rare occurrence indeed to find premises in Stansted not to be registered. An 'epitome' is basically a dossier of photocopies of documents affecting an unregistered title. Plenty of Stansted conveyancing practitioners will be able to handle this type of conveyancing but where uncertainty exists the prevailing guidance nowadays seems to be for the current owners to deal with the registration formalities first and thereafter deal with the sale conveyance - this will have a knock on effect to result in a protracted conveyancing.

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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

Typically, Stansted conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Conveyancer instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Stansted conveyancing searches with respect to the title
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other documentation received from the vendor’s conveyancer
  • Raising questions with the seller’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale agreement
  • Considering the replies given by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if appropriate)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the home loan (where appropriate) at the HMLR.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Stansted 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
  • Representing bank (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering 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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