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Top 5 reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Witham

  • 1 Witham conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Witham will be carried out by a conveyancer on your lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 3 Personal touch and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Witham conveyancing can be made a lot more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 4 Over the years Witham property lawyer have developed very good links with Witham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in Witham.
  • 5 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Witham regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Witham and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Witham since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Witham

My wife and I intend to remortgage our apartment in Witham with Kent Reliance. We have a son 19 who lives at home. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is repossessed. I have two concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 3 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Kent Reliance conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Kent Reliance. This is solely used to protect Kent Reliance if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Kent Reliance had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

As someone unfamiliar with the Witham conveyancing process what’s your top tip you can give me concerning the home moving process in Witham

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Witham or throughout Essex is an adversarial process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the transaction. E.g., the vendor, estate agent and on occasion the mortgage company. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in Witham should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the process whose role it is to act in your best interests and to protect you.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest will try and sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For example, the selling agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your conveyancer is slow. Or your mortgage broker may advise you to do take action that is against your conveyancers advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

I am aiming to move house in September. Should my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the completion day. As an aside, can you suggest a removal company in Witham. Conveyancing lawyer was organised prior to coming across this website.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to collect the keys from your selling agent however this can only take place once the sellers conveyancers advise the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. After that you can inform the removal company that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to suggest a particular removal organisation but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Witham or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Witham.

Are all Witham Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing list of approved firms?

Some major lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their panels.

We previously selected conveyancing lawyers located in Witham on the Principality solicitor panel. They are now charging me a supplemental sum for the legal aspects of the Principality mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Principality?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer may charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Principality but by your Witham solicitor. Plenty of firms on the Principality panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but plenty of firms incorporate it on their overall fee.

I have recentlybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Witham for a purchase of a leasehold flat 10 months ago. How can I establish that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest method to check if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Witham conveyancing specialists.

I have been pointed in your direction by three or four local property agents in Witham to locate a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your services over and above alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to give any referral fee for pointing buyers and sellers our way. 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 aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

What makes a Witham lease problematic?

Leasehold conveyancing in Witham is not unique. All leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can result in certain provisions are not included. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall Insurance obligations

You will encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. National Westminster Bank, Chelsea Building Society, and Alliance & Leicester all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the buyer to pull out.

Witham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Generally speaking the outlay for major works are not incorporated into the maintenance charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Witham ask leaseholders to pay into a reserve fund created for the specific intention of establishing a fund for major works. How is the lease structured? Who manages the block?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Witham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Witham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Bawtrees Llp, 65 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, CM8 1AB
  • Morgan Associates (legal Services) Limited, 9 Grange Farm, Grange Road, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0QQ
  • Bright & Sons, West House, West Square, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6HA
  • W J Hastings & Co Limited, Hillcrest House, 4 Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ
  • The Mitchell Plampin Partnership, 22 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Witham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Witham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Witham. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Bawtrees Llp, 65 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, CM8 1AB
  • Morgan Associates (legal Services) Limited, 9 Grange Farm, Grange Road, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0QQ
  • Bright & Sons, West House, West Square, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6HA
  • The Mitchell Plampin Partnership, 22 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PJ
  • Las Solicitors, The Rivendell Centre, White Horse Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5QP

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Witham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Witham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Bailey & Co, 4A Gate Street, CM9 5QF

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

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