By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working in partnership is the secret to an easy home move."
When buying or selling a property in Essex, you will need to get a lawyer to carry out the legal work .
Our network of solicitors have vast experience of conveyancing in Essex and across the East Midlands and our pragmatic approach often means we move you faster than other firms.
Our solicitors undertake all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed fee.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees for buying and selling a house, if for any reason your Essex house move does not complete.
With local Essex conveyancing expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you through every aspect of the legal process.
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Buying or selling a property in Essex means you will have to instruct a lawyer to carry out the conveyancing work.
Our network of solicitors at Homeward Legal has considerable experience of conveyancing in Essex and around East Anglia. Our highly proactive and pragmatic methods mean we move you faster than other firms.
Several online firms advertise what, on the face of the offer, looks like cheap conveyancing. However, there are often extra costs hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Such additional charges need to be fair and clear. Homeward Legal never hide any costs, and our quotes provide a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.
Conservation areas have to be registered and are sections of the county considered to be of historic or architectural significance, like 19th century suburbs. St. Osyth, Thorpe and Corringham are among the many conservation areas in Essex, more detail of which can be found on Essex County Council’s website. There are pros and cons of living in a conservation area, and your solicitor will advise further and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works as part of the searches performed on your behalf.
In theory, there are no legal arguments at all why a home-mover shouldn’t do the legal and technical work themselves. However, a conveyancing solicitor juggles a large number of tasks (such as chasing completion statements and applying for searches), some of which need a qualified professional. Nevertheless, the risk of doing the conveyancing work yourself is increased significantly because solicitors are required to obtain relevant professional indemnity insurance that ultimately protects you from any professional failures on the part of the solicitor. Therefore, Homeward Legal recommends that you appoint a conveyancing solicitor to act on your behalf. Call our team of experienced professionals on 0800 038 6699 to arrange a fixed-fee conveyancing quote.
Homeward Legal’s conveyancing team have frequently been appointed for both buyers and vendors at auction. Our team of specialist solicitors has previously been instructed by numerous successful bidders at local auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London. Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions, and Drivers Norris. Experienced auction buyers know that the process will be far smoother if they engage their solicitor straight away for a detailed review of everything connected to the property well before the day of the auction.
The Law Lords’ decision in a court case between a parish council and owners of neighbouring farmland liable for church repairs reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must fund church repairs. Terms used in a property's name, like 'glebe', may indicate the existence chancel liability. It falls upon the church to register any liabilities at the Land Registry, making the search process simpler, and the buyer will know with certainty whether the property is obligated in respect of chancel repair, and therefore organise appropriate insurance.
The length of time taken on conveyancing can unfortunately drag, with the average completion of the conveyancing taking between one and three months. The variability of the length of the process is predicated on several issues which may affect the smooth sale or purchase of your property (for instance, the slowness of a buyer’s or seller’s solicitor, or one of the buyers in the chain waiting for a mortgage application approval). With our solicitors at Homeward Legal, every purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service. We aim to complete the conveyancing work within six weeks.
Conveyancing can be complex and may suffer any number of setbacks. At Homeward Legal, however, we endeavour to lessen the impact of such issues, without compromising on the quality of the service we provide, by pushing all parties involved. In addition, all our solicitors adopt efficient management practices and use integrated technology and computer systems to manage the end-to-end conveyancing project.
Policies are in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Metal contamination of topsoil in Essex is more likely to occur near ex-industrial or waste-handling sites. Such information, along with data on other contaminants, like polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), will be included in the results of an environmental search.