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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Bournemouth conveyancing

Reasons to use our Bournemouth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Bournemouth selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Regardless alternative sites inform you it may be important to attend your lawyer to sign contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 3 Bournemouth solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Over the years Bournemouth solicitor have developed excellent working relationships with Bournemouth local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Bournemouth.
  • 5 Bournemouth conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Bournemouth conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bournemouth since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bournemouth

As someone unfamiliar with the Bournemouth conveyancing process what is the number one tip you can impart concerning the home moving process in Bournemouth

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Bournemouth and elsewhere in Dorset is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for conflict between you and others involved in the legal transfer of property. For example, the seller, selling agent and sometimes the lender. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Bournemouth an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose role it is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

Every so often a third party with a vested interest may try and sway you that you should follow their advice. For example, the property agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your lawyer is slow. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do something that is contrary to your solicitors advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I am selling my house in Bournemouth. Will the lawyer need to be on the Barclays conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Barclays conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently in recent years.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Bournemouth is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Bournemouth are unusual 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 thoroughly. 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 property.

Given that I will soon spend 450k on a property in Bournemouth I wish to have a conversation with the solicitor regarding thehouse move prior to appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we encourage - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the solicitor due to be doing your property ownership legalities in Bournemouth.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important individual, not a matter number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Bournemouth should be the figure that you are charged.

I am hoping to exchange soon on a garden flat in Bournemouth. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully on Monday. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Bournemouth should include some of the following:

    Repair and maintenance of the flat Advice as to the provision in the lease to pay service charges - in respect of the block, and the wider rights a tenant enjoys You should be advised what is to be regarded as a Nuisance in the lease if lease has a provision for a slush account for major works? Does the lease prohibit wood flooring?
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Bournemouth please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Bournemouth.

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Bournemouth, conveyancing was carried out June 2009. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable properties in Bournemouth with over 90 years remaining are worth £195,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2086

With just 63 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £16,200 and £18,600 as well as costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

I've found a house that appears to be perfect, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have since found out that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Bournemouth. Conveyancing advisers have are about to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Bournemouth are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Bournemouth so you should seriously consider looking for a Bournemouth conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the landlord’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your conveyancer will report to you on the legal implications.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bournemouth regulated by the SRA

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

  • French Law Matters, Suite 1 First Floor, Richmond House, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EZ
  • 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

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 could 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

Transfer of Equity conveyancing 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
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing lender (if relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (where applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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