Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Bournemouth

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  • 1 Experience means that Bournemouth conveyancer have developed valuable links with Bournemouth local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Bournemouth.
  • 2 The firms identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
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  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Bournemouth estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bournemouth since July 2021*

Conveyance

of apartment Kerley Road BH2 5DW, purchased for £122,500. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of apartment Bradburne Road BH2 5ST, at purchase consideration of £155,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of flat Durley Chine Road BH2 5JG, at purchase price of £272,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title

Purchase

of apartment Bath Road BH1 2HR, acquired for £880,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bournemouth

I was informed yesterday by my broker that my Bournemouth property lawyer is not on the lender Solicitor panel. What can I do to be sure that this is correct?

Your first step should be to call your Bournemouth conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to notify you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Bournemouth conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Bournemouth. My lender is The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 14/10/2021, the requirements read as follows :

We are due to move property in January. Does my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Bournemouth. Conveyancing solicitor was found before I stumbled across this site.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the keys from your property agent however this should only happen when the previous owners solicitors inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be released. After that you should inform the removal company that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a specific removal organisation but can help you find a residential property solicitor in Bournemouth or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Bournemouth.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with TSB. I assume I don't need a Bournemouth conveyancer on the TSB panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your TSB 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 TSB mortgage from the register. TSB, 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 TSB has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. TSB has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your TSB mortgage has been paid off.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Bournemouth. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Bournemouth. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bournemouth

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Bournemouth I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Bournemouth in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

My nephew is embarking on her first house purchase, he had his mortgage in principle. After the offer was accepted on house we contacted the bank to issue the formal offer. I was shocked to hear that mortgage companies do not accept all conveyancing practitioner, they have to be on a list, is this legal?

Banks normally imposes restrictions either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their panel. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Bournemouth property lawyer on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Probably not.

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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

Planning law solicitors in Bournemouth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is 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 planning applications and appeals
  • 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

Bournemouth commercial property solicitors draw on a wide range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Comprehensive advice on planning issues Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners High street shops, agricultural or development land to hotels and office blocks. General advice on title or other property issues Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Subletting, licences and sharing occupation

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

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