Colchester Conveyancing2023-01-24T16:58:04+00:00

Colchester Conveyancing Solicitors

Attwells Solicitors specialise in conveyancing. We are conveyancing solicitors with our 5-star Colchester office serving Essex. In addition, we have offices in Ipswich and London.

Conveyancing Lawyers in Colchester

Importantly, our lawyers specialise in residential conveyancing. Therefore, you will benefit from our local knowledge, with most of our conveyancers living in or close to Colchester.

As well as being a niche property law firm in Colchester, Attwells is considered excellent value for money by Review Solicitor. Plus, offer a service promise and fixed fees.

Receive a quote & instruct us online

Simply click the button below to receive an instant conveyancing quote. When happy, click the accept button to instruct us online and begin the process. This can be done in seconds using your mobile phone.


Attwells are conveyancing solicitors
Attwells are conveyancing solicitors

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is required when buying and selling a property, as it is the legal process of transferring property to or from a new owner. Therefore when buying or selling a residential property you will need a conveyancer lawyer.

How long does conveyancing take?

Accordingly to a recent article published by Rightmove conveyancing in 2022 is taking 150 days. This is from sold subject to contract to moving home. That is 66 days longer than the popular 8 to 12 weeks coin in 2019 but still quoted by most solicitors today.

However, our conveyancing median in 2022 is 126 days from the day you instruct us to the day you move home. As a result, by instructing Attwell you could move home faster.

For more information about timescales please download our PDF guides. For purchasing please click here. For Selling please click here.


What you can expect from our conveyancers

What happens during conveyancing?

  • Accepting the quote – First, simply click the accept button within your email or agree the fee over the phone. For more information regarding what is and isn’t included in your quote click here.

  • Paying money onto your account – Then we require money on account. This allows us to start your conveyancing and complete your ID checks. Payments can be made online, 24/7.

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  • Welcome Pack – Next your conveyancer will send you a welcome email with a few basic documents. These can be filled in and signed using your phone.

  • Mortgage Valuations – Then if buying a property your mortgage provider will require a valuation. Don’t worry, this is just to confirm the property you are buying is worth less or the same as the amount you are borrowing.

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  • Send reports – Then, we outlined details from above (mortgage details, searches, and draft contract) and your conveyancing lawyer will report this to you. Our reports are written to be simple to read. However, if you prefer your conveyancer can talk you through your report. Below, is a list of frequently asked questions.

  • Signing your contract – Once you are happy after reading all the paperwork your conveyancer will send you your contract to sign. At this point, we will ask you for your 10% deposit.

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Conveyancing solicitors will order searches
  • Searches – Searches outline any possible issues with the property and serve as reassurance for both you and your lender that the property is in good order. Attwells would always recommend cash buyers have searches carried out too.

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You are nearly there…
  • Exchange date – Finally, this is the moment everyone loves! It is when your moving date is confirmed by your conveyancing lawyer.

  • Completion – Then it’s your moving day! Prior to releasing the keys, we will receive your statement of funds required. Your funds will then be requested from your mortgage lender. Once we have your funds the keys will be released, and you can move into your new home. Congratulations!

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Your Colchester conveyancing solicitors

All of our conveyancers are highly trained and supported by our property solicitors. This is one of the benefits of Attwells being a niche property law firm. In addition, we use client feedback to continuously improve our conveyancing service.

Attwells currently have three offices. Firstly, our head office, which is based on Princes Street, Ipswich, ideally located close to a number of local estate agents. Then we have our second office on North Hill, Colchester, which allows us to provide conveyancing across Essex. Finally, we also have an office in St John’s Wood, North London.

Are you buying with a partner?

Importantly, if you are buying with a partner you may wish to consider completing a Declaration of Ownership.

A Declaration of Ownership is a legal document that outlines each person’s ownership percentage. This is particularly important if one person puts more towards the home.

Conveyancing example: Ms. Jones & Mr. Smith

For example, Ms. Jones sold her apartment. She used the funds to purchase a house with Mr. Smith, but Mr. Smith did not have a property to sell or equal funds to contribute, so Ms. Jones would own a big percentage. However, unless this is documented legally by property solicitors, upon selling the house they purchased together, Mr. Smith would be entitled to half.

Our video helps to explain further.

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Who will be doing my work?

Our conveyancing team comprises paralegals with one to seven years of experience, and qualified conveyancers and solicitors with at least four years of experience. In addition, all of our conveyancing teams are supervised by Associates and Partners who have over 10 years of experience working in residential conveyancing.

Lisa Caporaso
Lisa CaporasoSenior Partner & Head of Colchester Conveyancing
I have 23 years of experience in residential conveyancing, I am a member of the Conveyancing Association, an organisation that is devoted to improving the way in which we convey property in England and Wales.


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Colchester conveyancing – Moving home blogs

We have taken the time to explain different parts of the conveyancing process and to offer practical advice. This is especially useful for first-time buyers. A lot of our articles have been written based on the personal experience of our team of property solicitors and clients. We hope you find the information useful.

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