Conveyancing Solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers

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Conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers

Conveyancing describes the legal transfer of property ownership, and includes all the administrative and legal work carried out by a solicitor. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in South Woodham Ferrers and throughout Chelmsford handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Chelmsford, Colchester and Southend On Sea

South Woodham Ferrers Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in South Woodham Ferrers

A town in the borough of Chelmsford in Essex, South Woodham Ferrers is known for its community spirit and amenities. The town offers a range of shops, sports facilities, and good schools, making it a popular choice for families. Marsh Farm Country Park, nearby, offers a great spot for outdoor activities.

With its railway station providing services to London Liverpool Street, and easy access to the A130 and A12, South Woodham Ferrers is a convenient location for commuters. The town has a population of approximately 16,500.

South Woodham Ferrers house prices

The average price paid for a property in South Woodham Ferrers between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in South Woodham Ferrers (2023/24)

South Woodham Ferrers is in Chelmsford Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,349.89
B £1,574.87
C £1,799.86
D £2,024.84
E £2,474.80
F £2,924.77
G £3,374.73
H £4,049.68

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

For a house or flat purchase, your lawyer will handle the legal aspects of the transaction.

Your lawyer will order searches, raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, review contracts, and handle post-completion tasks, like paying SDLT.

Further to the standard checks and searches, South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing solicitors would also undertake flood risk assessments due to large low-lying areas, and potential for London's green belt issues.

Are you purchasing a home with a mortgage?

If you are getting a mortgage, your solicitor will also need to act for the bank or building society.

Lender panel approval means your solicitor is able to represent your chosen lender.

Over 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your South Woodham Ferrers transaction without delay.

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We can also assist South Woodham Ferrers home movers with the conveyancing for:

Listed buildings

There are about 500,000 listed properties across the country - around 1,030 of which are in Chelmsford Borough Council.

South Woodham Ferrers listed buildings and properties include:

  • William Tabrums Copyhold, Maldon Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex
  • Shaw's Farmhouse, Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex
  • Ilgars Manor, Creephedge Lane, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex

Buying and owning a listed building is not for the faint-hearted. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include maintenance of historic features, consent required for energy efficient alterations and a requirement to use original or historically appropriate materials. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will advise you on the obligations imposed by listed property ownership.

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Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in South Woodham Ferrers

When you begin the process to sell a house or flat in South Woodham Ferrers, your conveyancer will first prepare the necessary documentation, including the draft contract and the various property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The lawyer's duties entail resolving issues like a defective lease and responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

To ensure the transaction is straightforward, the solicitor will also work with both sides, such as estate agents and banks or building societies.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review several leasehold-related documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time needed by to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

The solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found, as this information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property.

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Remortgaging

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Double check your solicitor's lender panel membership before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with remortgage solicitors who can work with 99% of all lenders, so whether you are switching to a fixed rate mortgage from Barclays Bank or taking out a flexible mortgage from Harpenden Building Society, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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South Woodham Ferrers Transfer of equity

Whether you are adding a new partner, inheritance tax planning or gifting a home, you'll need the help of a solicitor to handle the transfer of equity.

Your legal representative will handle the legal side for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in South Woodham Ferrers?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the work they complete. The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Disbursements

Disbursements are fees that your solicitor will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

Watch out for additional charges, if you are comparing quotes. Some firms set out additional charges in their terms and conditions. This can mean a final bill that is higher than the original quote.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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