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Conveyancing Solicitors

Conveyancing Solicitors in Essex

F Barnes have been providing conveyancing services since 1955 when we first opened our doors as a conveyancing practice. As experts in this field, our conveyancing solicitors in Essex can provide the high-level legal support that’s often required for this complex area.

We recognise that buying and selling your home can be a tense and confusing time, which is why our friendly and professional solicitors focus on minimising stress, guiding you through this experience as smoothly as possible.

At F Barnes one solicitor would be acting for you throughout your transaction, you will not have to suffer automated telephone systems. You will be able to talk to real people who are extremely experienced in conveyancing, and who will ensure consistent communication throughout your case.

F Barnes are on the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which means we have been accredited by the Law Society as providing a quality service. We are on all the major mortgage lender panels which means you do not have to get a separate solicitor to act on your behalf if you are having a mortgage.  We can act for both you and the lender, saving you additional expense.

Over the years we are proud to have built up a very good reputation. A substantial amount of our work is through referrals, recommendations and reviews which allows us to work independently. We do not have to rely on paying estate agents fees so that they refer clients to us; our clients come to us because of the outstanding service that we provide.

We can provide a wide range of residential conveyancing services, as well as commercial conveyancing services. To learn more, get in touch using the information below.

Contact Our Conveyancing Solicitors in Essex

To discuss how we could help you with residential or commercial conveyancing, please get in touch with our commercial conveyancing solicitors in Essex.

You can call your local office in Essex, or use our simple enquiry form to request a call back.

F Barnes conveyancing solicitors service

Residential conveyancing solicitors service

Our residential conveyancing solicitors can offer support across various areas, including:

  • Assistance with the purchases and sales of freeholds and leaseholds
  • Legal advice and guidance on leasehold extensions
  • Support with transfer of equity and transfer of ownership
  • Shared ownership guidance from our specialist shared ownership solicitors
  • Legal advice on mortgages and remortgaging from our expert mortgage solicitors
  • Guidance to purchase or sell new build properties
  • Support with auction Sales and Purchases
  • Support with auction Contracts
  • Preparing auction Legal Packs
  • First Registration of Unregistered land
  • Legal assistance with lease extension and enfranchisement
  • Land Registration matters
  • Guidance on conveyancing legal searches
  • Resolving any Title issues
  • Surrenders and Termination of Leases
  • Legal guidance with variation of Leases
  • New Build Construction matters
  • Legal help with mortgages
  • Rights of Way and other rights over land
  • Restrictive Covenants legal matters
  • Resolving landlord and tenant legal issues

No matter which areas you need assistance with, our local conveyancing solicitors in Essex will take care of all of the associated legal aspects on your behalf.

We will always explain the legal processes in a way that’s easy to understand, ensuring that you are well aware of your obligations and that you have the legal protection you need.

Commercial conveyancing solicitors service

Our commercial property solicitors in Essex can assist with a wide range of areas, including:

  • Buying and Selling Freehold and Leasehold Properties
  • Contracts and Transfer Deeds
  • Deed of Trust
  • Auction Sales and Purchases
  • Auction Contracts and Legal Packs
  • Leases
  • Lease Extension and Enfranchisement
  • Licence to occupy
  • Right to manage (blocks of flats)
  • Surrenders and Termination of Leases
  • Telecommunications Leases
  • Variation of Leases
  • Development and Redevelopment
  • New Build Construction
  • Mortgages
  • Options, Pre-emptions and Overage
  • Rights of Way and other rights over land
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Land Registration
  • Searches
  • Title Issues
  • Landlord and Tenant

With many years of experience in commercial property, when you work with us, you can feel confident that you’re in safe hands.

To find out how we could help you today, please contact our solicitors at F Barnes.

Properties for Auction

Properties for auction require a different approach, our expert solicitors Martin Lawrence and Ivan Ho have a vast amount of experience in dealing with auction properties, working alongside various auction houses in dealing with both sales and purchases. Our firm offers a rapid and efficient service for a fixed fee.

When selling at auction we can prepare the auction pack on your behalf. We will obtain your title deeds and prepare the special conditions of sale to be published on the auctioneer’s website.

When buying at auction, it is vital that as much preparation is carried out before the auction as possible. Once a bid has been successful and the ten percent deposit paid, the penalties for failing to complete can be severe and can mean that the deposit is forfeited. Legal packs should be vetted on your behalf prior to any bid, which we can do in the time frame required.

To learn more about the processes work, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our auction sale and purchase solicitors.

Why choose us as your conveyancing solicitors?

At F Barnes we are Lexcel Accredited, as well as being accredited by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, demonstrating our outstanding level of legal practice management and client care.

At F Barnes, we take the time to understand your situation and goals in detail, so that we can provide a service that suits you. Our conveyancing solicitors are friendly and professional always approaching each case with practicality, and sensitivity where required.

As experts in conveyancing law, we can assure to provide in-depth knowledge, putting you at ease, and ensuring that you are well informed regarding any decisions you need to make.

We’ve designed our service carefully to ensure that the conveyancing experience is as easy as possible for our clients. Our team will take care of everything whether that’s preparing legal packs for sellers, or vetting legal packs for buyers.

When you work with us, you’ll receive a rapid and efficient service, from the initial offer to completion and post-completion.

F Barnes have a wide range of experience across both residential and commercial conveyancing matters. Whether you need support with residential lease extensions, title issues, or commercial landlord and tenant matters, we can support you.

Our talented team is made up of expert conveyancing solicitors, Tina Marwa, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Levins, Ivan Ho, Anusha Dayanandan, Rochelle Meheux, and Kirstie Tompkins.

To learn about how we could help you today, please contact our local conveyancing solicitors in Essex.

F Barnes conveyancing solicitor’s fees

At F Barnes we are able to provide fixed fee conveyancing services nationwide, assuring cost efficiency for all of our clients.

Your exact conveyancing costs will depend on the service you require assistance with, rest assured, you will receive a breakdown of your costs at the beginning.

For more information, please visit our pricing page or contact our conveyancing solicitors at F Barnes today.

What do our conveyancing clients say about us?

At F Barnes, we have built up a wonderful reputation in the community, all thanks to the exceptional service that we provide. Here are a few reviews from our satisfied clients:

“A superb service. Professional, efficient, helpful, and knowledgeable. With the excellent advice given I was able to purchase the property in a timely fashion. I am extremely impressed with the manner in which the process was completed. I would highly recommend Mr Ho and his wonderful assistant Stephanie. I thank them for guiding me through the transaction with such ease and I will definitely be using their services again.”- Angela Cressy

“A massive thank you to Stephanie and Ivan at the Gidea Park office for handling the sale of my property, ensuring everything went as smoothly as possible. Very helpful and professional throughout the process, prompt and efficient at dealing with queries. The team at F Barnes have always provided me with an outstanding service on previous occasions. Highly recommended.” - Yusuf Allyjaun

“I cannot rave enough about how brilliant Tina Marwa is. Not only is she an excellent solicitor but she is also just a wonderful human being. For our sale and purchase, she got on with things quickly, responded to all our emails and calls in no time at all and we felt confident she was always in our corner. When we would get frustrated with others in the chain, she always remained balanced and professional in correspondence with them which ultimately made things happen more smoothly. Cannot recommend Tina enough!”-Anna Bennet

Frequently asked questions about conveyancing

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process that’s used to transfer property ownership, from one party to another. The conveyancing process involves different stages, depending on whether you are purchasing a property or selling a property. Generally speaking, these stages include:

  • Contract drafting
  • Local authority and environmental searches
  • The buyer obtaining a suitable mortgage offer
  • Exchanging contracts
  • Payment of the property deposit
  • Establishing a date of completion
  • Transfer of funds and handover of property keys
  • Completion of sale, detailed in a final statement
  • Ensuring the property is registered with the Land Registry

If you have any questions about the process, our local conveyancing solicitors in Essex can provide the support that you require.

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancing solicitor completes the legal aspects involved in transferring property ownership from seller to buyer.

A conveyancing solicitor’s work includes managing pre-contract enquiries, arranging, and overseeing property searches, facilitating the contract exchange, handling the transfer of funds as part of completion, and ensuring that the property is correctly registered with the Land Registry.

Conveyancing solicitors can also provide specialist support across a wide range of residential conveyancing matters, including auction sales and purchases, lease extension and enfranchisement, restrictive covenants, and landlord and tenant matters.

How to choose a conveyancing solicitor?

To ensure that you receive the best service possible, it is well advised to work with a firm accredited by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Doing so will ensure that you receive a high level service, and a smoother conveyancing experience.

It is recommended that you work with a legal firm with a great reputation in conveyancing, as well as plenty of experience in this often complex area of the law.

You’ll find that at F Barnes, we meet all of this criteria and more. We can guarantee that when you work with us, you’ll receive excellent legal support, from a firm that takes great pride in what we do.

We appreciate that the process of finding a conveyancing solicitor can be somewhat daunting, and are happy to answer any questions you might have.

How long does conveyancing take?

Every conveyancing experience will be a little different, and so gauging an exact time frame can be difficult. As an approximation, the process should take between 8 and 12 weeks.

How long conveyancing takes is impacted by various factors, including the length of the property chain, how complex the transaction is, and what type of property is involved.

Contact Our Conveyancing Solicitors in Essex

To discuss how we could help you with residential or commercial conveyancing, please get in touch with our commercial conveyancing solicitors in Essex.

You can call your local office in Essex, or use our simple enquiry form to request a call back.