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Reasons to use our Botley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Botley are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Botley and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 Using a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Botley conveyancers work in partnership with Botley estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Botley is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Botley since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Botley

I am one month into the sale of my ground floor flat in Botley and the EA has just text me to advise that the purchasers are switching law firm. The reason given is that the mortgage company will only work with property lawyers on their conveyancing panel. On what basis would a big named mortgage company only deal with certain law firms rather the firm that they want to appoint to handle their conveyancing in Botley ?

Banks have always had an approved set of law firms they are willing to work with, but in the last few years big names such as Santander, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for decades.

Lenders point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the cull – criteria have been tightened as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The purchasers are not going to have any sway in the decision.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as FTB of a garden flat in Botley. Do I pick up the keys to the house on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in Botley?

On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Botley. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the completion advance to the owner’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be able to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

I have paid off my mortgage with RBS. I assume I don't need a Botley conveyancer on the RBS panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your RBS mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the RBS mortgage from the register. RBS, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where RBS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. RBS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your RBS mortgage has been paid off.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by UBS. Is it usual for UBS to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Botley is approved on their conveyancing panel? UBS have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for UBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the UBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

My friend suggested that where I am purchasing in Botley I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Botley conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Botley around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Botley Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Botley Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Botley.

I am looking for a flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Botley I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Botley for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

How difficult is it to swap solicitor as I have to find one who is on the Lloyds TSB Bank conveyancing panel. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Botley round the corner but the firm is not approved by Lloyds TSB Bank

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Botley on the Lloyds TSB Bank panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Botley. Using search facility on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Botley.

I am a couple of weeks into a leasehold purchase having been directed to a firm by the local agent to carry out the conveyancing in Botley. I am not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

They would need to be really poor in order to consider replacing them. Has your mortgage been issued? In the event that it has you will need to make them aware of the replacement conveyancer and ensure the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your conveyancer needs to be on the banks approved list to avoid escalating charges and delays. That should be your first question of the new solicitors. Our find a solicitor tool will assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Botley

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Botley regulated by the SRA

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

  • Greyfriars Property Management Ltd, Seacourt Tower, West Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0FB
  • Linnells Secretarial Services Limited, Seacourt Tower, West Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0FB
  • Darbys Solicitors Llp, Midland House, West Way, Botley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0PH
  • Challenor Gardiner, 29 New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2DH
  • Ferguson Bricknell, Chester House, George Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2AY

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Botley

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Botley specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Darbys Solicitors Llp, Midland House, West Way, Botley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0PH
  • Challenor Gardiner, 29 New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2DH
  • Ferguson Bricknell, Chester House, George Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2AY
  • Hmg Law Llp, 126 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4DG
  • Quality Solicitors Truemans, Eden House, 38 St. Aldates, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BN

Planning law solicitors in Botley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Botley with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Botley
  • Darbys Solicitors Llp, Midland House, West Way, Botley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0PH
  • Hmg Law Llp, 126 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4DG
  • Licensing And Safety Lawyers, Prama House, 267 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7HT
  • Law And Property Lawyers Limited, 5 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5AL
  • Franklins, 15 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5AN

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

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