By Frances Traynor
20th April 2017
"The team you can trust during your move."
If you are buying or selling a home in Colchester, you will need to instruct a lawyer to complete the legal work on your behalf.
Homeward Legal's conveyancing team have years of experience of conveyancing in Colchester and across Essex. Our proactive approach means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors carry out all the legal work for your move for a fixed fee.
We do not charge you any property legal fees for buying and selling a house, if your Essex house move does not complete.
Using local conveyancing experience, our solicitors will guide you through the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
When you buy or sell or a home in Colchester, you will have to instruct a lawyer to fulfil the conveyancing work for you.
The conveyancing team at Homeward Legal has many years’ experience of conveyancing in Colchester and around the county of Essex. Our pragmatic, proactive methodologies mean we complete your move in the shortest time possible.
Lack of transparency over conveyancing quotes catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms claim to offer conveyancing quotes that appear cheap on the face of it. Often, additional costs can inflate your final invoice. These extra costs which are listed in the small print of the terms of engagement should be fair, transparent and reasonable. Homeward Legal’s online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction. We never hide any costs or fees. Your Colchester conveyancing quote is a single, accurate fee for the legal expenses for your transaction. Or you could call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.
Your solicitor would usually encourage you to delay the arrangement of removals until after exchange of contracts. This is because an actual move date won’t have been confirmed until then and you may have pay a rearrangement levy to the removals firm. There are many local and national companies including:
Most importantly, instructing a proactive and experienced solicitor, like our conveyancing team at Homeward Legal, is the key to moving the process on at a faster rate. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:
Our team at Homeward Legal adopts an extremely speed-focused plan of attack to fulfilling the conveyancing process for customers to meet the home-sellers’ and -buyers’ needs. Our lawyers’ approach to conveyancing is different from other firms: we use new, automated practice management systems. And we always allocate you a conveyancing property lawyer qualified to communicate with the total buyer and seller chain like mortgage lenders, to attain a fast exchange of contracts.
Your appointed property lawyer will order a standard set of searches for the purchase of your Colchester property. Part of the process is a flood risk search, which may warrant the need for a more in-depth search (using Landmark) if the risk is deemed sufficiently high. If you remain concerned, it might be worth contacting a local resident or talking to a local Essex flood repair builder, like B. Barton, Poppinjay Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8JW (Tel: 01206 251850).
Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from 1 month to three months, but the duration is dictated by any number of factors (e.g. the efficiency of the sellers’ lawyer, or whether the property is freehold or leasehold). Our conveyancing solicitors at Homeward Legal are exceptionally results-driven with a view to you moving home as rapidly we can arrange it, without compromising our service.
If a property in Colchester has been identified as contaminated, remediation is possible in some cases, and a local expert firm like Oakley Turf Farms, Burrs Farm, Station Road, Frating, Colchester, CO7 7HH (Tel: 01255 886096) can provide more information.
Areas deemed to be of architectural or historical interest, such as historic transport links, will be designated as conservation areas. Distillery Pond, Boxted, Hythe, Wivenhoe, Lexden Village, Mersing, Dedham, and West Mersea are among the conservation areas in Colchester. Your solicitor will be able to provide more details, with regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Colchester. Essex County Council provide conservation area information for the whole county on their website.