Cunningtons in Chelmsford

Family Law & Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in Chelmsford

The Chelmsford office of Cunningtons LLP was founded as Colemans Solicitors by Brenda Coleman in 1979.  Colemans was incorporated with Cunningtons Solicitors in 2001.

Cunningtons’ Chelmsford branch specialises in residential conveyancing and family law.

The Chelmsford office of Cunningtons LLP is situated on New London Road and deals with residential conveyancing in the Chelmsford and mid-Essex area, including Brentwood, Epping, Basildon, Ingatestone and Maldon.

Chelmsford, which began as a Roman settlement, is the county town of Essex, and has just been awarded City status to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee It is situated equi-distant between London and Colchester. The town incorporates the districts of Broomfield, Great Baddow, Springfield and Widford. It is close to Stansed Airport, as well as the towns of Dunmow, Ingatestone and Writtle, and has excellent transport links to London. The town’s cathedral is the second smallest in England, and became a cathedral in 1914. The town is also host to the Essex County Cricket Club

Chelmsford is home to the leading independent Catholic school of New Hall, located in the Tudor palace of Beaulieu, to the grammar schools of Chelmsford County High School and King Edward VI Grammar school, as well as part of the Anglia Ruskin University.

Our Locations

Braintree - 01376 567275

Cunningtons LLP in Great Square and Tofts Walk in Braintree, Essex, is the head office for Cunningtons Solicitors across the UK. Established in 1748, the Braintree head office in Great Square is still in its original offices. This amounts to almost 300 years of Experience and Tradition.

The Senior Partner at Cunningtons’ Braintree office is David Drake. Paul Fenton is the Joint Managing Partner. He, along with Johanna Withams are the residential conveyancing partners at the Braintree practice. They are supported by qualified Solicitors and Licenced Conveyancers.

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Brighton & Hove: 01273 725229
Chelmsford: 01245 264494
Croydon: 0208 688 8446
Ilford: 020 8553 0002
Solihull: 0121 7056868
Wickford: 01268 732268

Legal Services at Cunningtons Solicitors in Chelmsford

At our Chelmsford office Cunningtons offer a whole range of services to the public including:

Family/Matrimonial – Cunningtons offer both private client and legal assistance work, divorce, ancillary relief, civil partnerships and co-habitation agreements, in essence offering a complete service to all sections of the community. Clients can be assured of personal attention to their matter from our Family team run by Katie Beer.

Child care – Cunningtons offer a whole range of services including public and private law, child contact/residence, abduction, care and placement applications, and adoption.  Please contact Louise Paynter to discuss any matters of concern for friendly and helpful advice.

Residential Conveyancing – Pat Tuck and Jane Cox are the conveyancers at the Chelmsford office dealing with all aspects of residential property transactions from the sale or purchase of both freehold and leasehold properties, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and agreed lease extensions.

Wills – Cunningtons in Chelmsford are also happy to assist clients who wish to take advantage of Cunningtons Will drafting service, helping client’s understand the forms to be completed, and making sure the final document is correctly executed, giving clients peace of mind their affairs will be left in order and avoiding the need to deal with complex intestacy problems.

Buying Property in Chelmsford

It’s easy to understand why Chelmsford is the County Town of Essex. Situated in the middle of the county, it has easy access to town, country and coastal life – as well as being a mere 35 minutes by train from Liverpool Street Station in the City of London. This combination makes property in the Chelmsford area an investment that will hold its value.

So what else brings people to Chelmsford? As well as being handy for Constable Country, coastal areas such as Southend, Maldon, Clacton, Frinton and Walton-on-the-Naze are all nearby.  However if country-living is more your style then it also has some beautiful surrounding villages such as Writtle, Little Baddow and Great Totham.

Of course there are also many other more bustling towns nearby such as Broomfield, Springfield and Boreham, all boasting excellent amenities including well-performing schools and healthcare.

Wherever you buy your new home, it’s important to make sure you have your funding in place at the start. If you need to borrow the money to fund your purchase, there are a number of options – a mortgage advisor may help, or you can look online at sites like MoneySavingExpert.com, or you can go straight to your bank.

What Can You Do In Chelmsford City?

The city of Chelmsford itself has a lot to offer residents, including:

  • Riverside Ice and Leisure has an ice rink and swimming pool;
  • The Meadows and High Chelmer shopping centres in the town centre;
  • The grammar schools Chelmsford County High School for Girls and King Edward VI;
  • Grammar School for Boys;
  • Essex County Cricket Club;
  • Chelmsford City Football Club;
  • A number of golf clubs in easy reach;
  • Anglia Ruskin University;
  • Lots of green spaces – including Hylands Park, the home of the V Festival.

For more information have a look at Homes and Property for Chelmsford.

Starting Your Search For a New Home in Chelmsford

Once you have decided that Chelmsford’s the place for you, your search can begin. Look for property for sale in Chelmsford and the surrounding area at:

Local estate agents (such as Beresfords, Balgores Low, McCartneys, Bond or The Home Partnership)
Online estate agents like RightMove.com and Zoopla.com
Local newspapers (Chelmsford Weekly News and The Essex Chronicle)

If you are new to the area, have a look at other sites like Chelmsford Homes and Property – or even this Facebook page!

Key Questions When Searching for Your New Home:

1 – Why is the property on the market?
2 – How long has the property been on the market?
3 – How long have the current owners lived there?
4 – What is the local crime rate?
5 – Is the asking price fair / justified?
6 – Which way does it face? When does it get the sun?
7 – Are there any large construction projects underway locally?
8 – Is it handy for schools / trains / shops etc?

If possible, visit the area at all times of the day and night to see if it’s noisy or if parking is easy. And speak to the neighbours if you can, especially if you are moving into a densely-populated area!

The Legal Side: Your Conveyancing Solicitors

Once you have found your ideal new home in the right area of town and within your price range, it’s time to talk to a solicitor and get the whole process moving.

A good conveyancing solicitor will highlight other key issues like subsidence,  title issues,  fixtures and fittings, and boundaries, but you need to be on the ball too. It’s always a good idea to instruct a surveyor to check the property over for you before legal commitment to avoid any nasty surprises in future about the condition and value of your new home.

Contact Us For More Information on Chelmsford Property

If you’re interested in buying – or selling – a home in the Chelmsford area, please contact us. Our team are all local and can give you up-to-date and impartial insights into the property market.

Contact Cunningtons Solicitors in Chelmsford

141 New London Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 0QT

United Kingdom

Tel: 01245 264494
Fax: 01245 494537

DX 89710
CHELMSFORD 2

chelmsford-reception@cunningtons.co.uk

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