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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Bournemouth’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Bournemouth.

Reasons to use our Bournemouth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal connections with Bournemouth estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Excellent communication and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Bournemouth home moves can become a lot more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Bournemouth
  • 4 No matter what any alternative solicitors inform you it could be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are various parties with engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 5 The Bournemouth conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Bournemouth

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bournemouth since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bournemouth

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Bournemouth? Why is this being asked of me?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identity of the potential client they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing business. The Client Care letter that you need to sign should stipulate this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be viewed. Should you refuse to provide identification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to act for you.

Various online forums that I have frequented warn that are the primary cause of stalling in Bournemouth conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Bournemouth.

I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Bournemouth. I now require my papers however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Bournemouth of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Bournemouth differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Bournemouth approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because new home sellers in Bournemouth tend to purchase the land, 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Bournemouth or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Bournemouth is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Bournemouth are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Bournemouth you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Bournemouth may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £150,000 garden flat in Bournemouth in six days. The managing agents has quoted £300 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Bournemouth?

For most leasehold sales in Bournemouth conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Answering pre-contract questions Where consent is required before sale in Bournemouth Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Bournemouth leasehold property is £350. For Bournemouth conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to supply the information.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Bournemouth - Sample of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    You should want to discover as much as you can regarding the managing agents as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you will be in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily matters such as the cleanliness of the common parts. Enquire of other people if they are happy with their management. On a final note, investigate as to the dates that the service fees are due to the relevant party and specifically what you get for your money. Is the freehold owned collectively by the tenants?

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bournemouth regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bournemouth specialising in commercial conveyancing in Bournemouth. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Scott Walby Llp, Fairview House, 17 Hinton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2EE
  • Rawlins Davy Limited, Heliting House, 35 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6HT
  • Rawlins Davy, Heliting House, 35 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6HT
  • Preston Redman Llp, Hinton House, Hinton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2EN
  • The Jmc Practice, Suite 2, 12 Poole Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5PS

Planning law solicitors in Bournemouth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bournemouth with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Preston Redman Llp, Hinton House, Hinton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2EN
  • Steele Raymond Llp, Richmond Point, 43 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6LR
  • Laceys Solicitors Llp, 5 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5QL
  • Lester Aldridge Trust Company, Russell House, 31 Oxford Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8EX
  • Lester Aldridge Company Secretarial Limited, Russell House, Oxford Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8EX

Home buying in Bournemouth is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related documents
  • Sending draft papers to the property lawyer representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to additional questions from the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if applicable)

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

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