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Reasons to use our Axbridge conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Axbridge are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Axbridge and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 2 Axbridge solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Axbridge conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Axbridge
  • 4 Axbridge solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Axbridge selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Axbridge since December 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Axbridge

Last December we completed a house move in Axbridge. We have since encountered a number of problems with the property which we consider were missed in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? Can you clarify the nature of searches that needed to have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Axbridge?

It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are unique to conveyancing in Axbridge. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the legal transfer of property are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller fills in a document referred to as a SPIF. answers ends up being inaccurate, then you may have a claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Axbridge.

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Axbridge yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Axbridge and has limited impact for conveyancing in Axbridge but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

I am assisting my niece sell her flat in Axbridge. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange an energy performance certificate or should I organise this?

After the demise of HIPs, energy performance certificates remained a required element of moving house. An EPC needs to be to hand prior to the property being marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Axbridge conveyancing lawyer they might be willing to arrange energy assessments due to their relationships with reputable local providers

Does a directory service exist listing Kent Reliance panel solicitors in Axbridge on the Building Society Association’s Website?

No. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few banks make their panel listings available online. Where you are seeking to appoint a Axbridge conveyancer on the Kent Reliance please make the most of our tool.

We expect to receive a AIP from RBS this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do RBS recommend any Axbridge solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Axbridge solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the RBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and RBS through the process.

What does a local search reveal regarding the property we're buying in Axbridge?

Axbridge conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Searches UK The local search plays an important part in many a Axbridge conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Axbridge?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Axbridge. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Axbridge differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Axbridge approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because house builders in Axbridge typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Axbridge or who has acted in the same development.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Axbridge regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Axbridge but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • John Hodge Solicitors, 10/11 Morston Court, Aisecome Way, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS22 8NG
  • Hall Ward & Fox, 3 Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare, Avon, BS23 1UZ
  • Berry Redmond Gordon And Penney Limited Liability Partnership, 50 Boulevard, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1NF
  • Powells With Chawner Grey, 7-13 Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1TE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Axbridge regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Axbridge with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Axbridge. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • John Hodge Solicitors, 10/11 Morston Court, Aisecome Way, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS22 8NG
  • Hall Ward & Fox, 3 Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare, Avon, BS23 1UZ
  • Berry Redmond Gordon And Penney Limited Liability Partnership, 50 Boulevard, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1NF
  • Powells With Chawner Grey, 7-13 Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1TE

Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Axbridge includes some of the following tasks:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (if appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the new ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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