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Colchester Office

Town Hall Chambers
St Runwald Street
Essex CO1 1DS

T 01206 576151
F 01206 761916

Brightlingsea Office

12 Victoria Place

T 01206 302694
F 01206 302961

Clacton-on-Sea Office

Jackson Chambers
Jackson Road
Essex CO15 1JA

T 01255 429735
F 01206 761916

West Mersea Office

45 High Street
West Mersea
Essex CO15 1JA

T 01206 384441
F 01206 761916

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Experienced and Professional Conveyancing Solicitors in Colchester, Essex

Buying a property is, most likely, the largest single investment you will make in your lifetime and comes with many challenges. At John Fowlers Solicitors, our conveyancing solicitors in Colchester, Essex, are here to help – ensuring the process is as seamless as possible.

What is conveyancing? In simple terms, residential conveyancing is the process of preparing all the required documents and taking the appropriate precautions to successfully manage the legal transfer of property from the seller to the buyer.

Your Residential Conveyancer at John Fowlers Solicitors will:

  • Write to your seller’s solicitor to request a copy of the draft contract and property details
  • Analyse the draft contract and other documentation, raising any queries with the vendor’s solicitor
  • Answer any questions you have about the legalities of your property purchase
  • Complete the recommended searches, including local authority searches
  • Review the conditions of your mortgage offer and advise on amendments where necessary
  • Ensure all questions have been answered by your seller’s solicitor before you sign the contract such as completion date
  • Exchange contracts with the seller on your behalf
  • Complete after-sale tasks such as the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax to HM Revenue & Customs

If you’re buying or selling a property, residential conveyancing is essential.

At John Fowlers Solicitors, our professional conveyancing solicitors in Colchester have more than 90 years’ experience in the residential conveyancing industry, during which we have overseen the exchange of thousands of properties across Essex and surrounding areas.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned property developer, John Fowlers Solicitors in Colchester has the experience and knowledge you need for a stress-free sale or purchase.

To speak to one of our conveyancing solicitors in Colchester, Essex, please contact us.

Helpful Guides

We have put together several useful guides to help you through the critical stages in most conveyancing transactions.

Selling or Buying a Property?
Download our comprehensive guides to Selling and Buying a property.

Overwhelmed by Conveyancing Jargon?
We understand that residential conveyancing language can be confusing, which is why we’ve created a Useful Information and Definitions document to help you understand some of the key terms and processes.

Helping you to prepare for the process
We have extensive knowledge of the processes involved in buying property and are familiar with the issues that sometimes arise during the conveyancing process, which is why we’ve put together a Frequently Asked Questions document to help prepare you.

What happens once you’ve exchanged
When purchasing a new property, it can be difficult to see past all the paperwork involved in acquiring your new home. However, once we have completed the relevant paperwork, numerous things are outstanding. We have created a simple checklist to help you manage the after sale tasks. Download our Hints and Tips when Moving House document.

You can find all our useful guides on our Resources page.

We have teams of experienced residential conveyancing solicitors in Colchester, West Mersea, Brightlingsea, and Clacton, who are happy to provide you with information about our services. Please contact the team on 01206 576151 or use the direct emails above.

Get in Touch

Kim Kennedy

T 01206 576151
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Francesca Root

T 01206 576151

Marjorie Robinson

T 01206 302694

Ami-Jane Murphy

T 01206 576151

Sarah Crew

T 01206 576151

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  • "To James, we would like to express our gratitude and thanks for your kind support and advice you gave us during this very trying time."

  • "It has been really great to have you to call upon. You have been completely supportive both in person and on paper."

  • "Dear Kim, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the tremendous, and very kind, support you have provided in seeing through this unexpectedly tricky sale to this point. We are in agreement that you really have gone above and beyond with your help and advice."

  • "Dear James, just want to thank you for your continuous support over the past two years. Thank you also for your invaluable hard work, it has been very much appreciated. We are most grateful."

  • "Karen who kept me sane so I felt valued....with sincere appreciation."