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Reasons to use our Bournemouth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Bournemouth solicitors are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Bournemouth will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Bournemouth
  • 4 Notwithstanding what alternative sites advise it may be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without needing to include the postman into the pot.
  • 5 Bournemouth solicitors work in conjunction with Bournemouth estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you need

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bournemouth since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bournemouth

What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in Bournemouth?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Bournemouth or throughout Dorset is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For example, the vendor, property agent and on occasion your lender. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Bournemouth an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the transaction whose role it is to protect your best interests and to protect you.

Sometimes a third party with a vested interest will attempt to convince you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your conveyancer is dragging his heels. Or your mortgage broker may tell you to do take action that is contrary to your conveyancers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

How does conveyancing in Bournemouth differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Bournemouth come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because developers in Bournemouth typically purchase the real estate, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Bournemouth or who has acted in the same development.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Bournemouth in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a mortgage on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Bournemouth. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Bournemouth especially if they are familiar with such properties in Bournemouth.

I'm remortgaging my primary house to a buy to let mortgage with Chelsea Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity towards further house. The area we are looking at is Bournemouth. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two banks and link together the conveyances?

Make use of our search tool on this page to be sure that the conveyancers are approved by both banks. Having checked that they are your conveyancer should be able to connect the two deals but you should have a chat with you conveyancer and make apparent your desired outcome and needs.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Bournemouth. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in Bournemouth - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Bournemouth Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    How much is the ground rent and service charge? Most Bournemouth leasehold flats will have a service charge for maintenance of the block invoiced by the management company. Where you acquire the apartment you will have to pay this charge, normally periodically throughout the year. This may vary from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common areas. In all probability there will be a rentcharge to be met yearly, normally this is not a exorbitant amount, say about £25-£75 but you should to check it because occasionally it could be surprisingly expensive.

What type of conveyancing matters do Bournemouth conveyancing practices undertake?

Most Bournemouth conveyancing companies manage to supply various services to home and land owners, sellers, purchasers, freeholders and leaseholders including the following:

    Private sale conveyancing in Bournemouth and beyond House purchase conveyancing in Bournemouth and nationwide Bournemouth conveyancing for Buying off mortgagees in possession in and outside of Bournemouth Advising in respect of rights of drainage, services, and access (Easements) Conveyancing for builders and developers Drafting bespoke leases for individuals needs

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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 with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Bournemouth. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bournemouth with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • 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
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the lawyer representing the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and answering further enquires from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions raised by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if appropriate)

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

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