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Bridgwater Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £4,071
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Bridgwater is 22% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 88% freehold and 12% leasehold conveyancing in Bridgwater for this year to date
  • 4 Average time frame of 80 days for registration of title in Bridgwater
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 73 days for conveyancing in Bridgwater

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bridgwater since November 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bridgwater

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Bridgwater is not identified on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of his conveyancing?

It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Bridgwater conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.

I have an AIP. The lender mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to use their panel solicitor as I would prefer to appoint a specialised conveyancing solicitor in Bridgwater?

Do check but the the likelihood is that give you one of their panel solicitors if you take up the "fee-free" incentive. Contact the bank to ask if they offer you a monetary alternative. Some mortgage companies have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Bridgwater.

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of stalling in Bridgwater house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Bridgwater.

I have justdiscovered that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Bridgwater for a purchase of a leasehold flat 10 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Bridgwater conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Bridgwater differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Bridgwater contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because builders in Bridgwater usually acquire 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 property lawyers 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 Bridgwater or who has acted in the same development.

I am a couple of weeks into a residential purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the local agent to handle our conveyancing in Bridgwater. I am am extremely dissatisfied with the quality of service. Could you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?

A lawyer would have to be very poor in order to consider changing them. Has the mortgage been sent? If so you will need to make them aware of the replacement conveyancer and ensure the offer are re-sent. Your solicitor ideally should be on the banks approved list to avoid supplemental fees and frustration. So that should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool will help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your conveyancing in Bridgwater

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bridgwater regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bridgwater with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Bridgwater. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Alletsons Limited, 8 Castle Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3DB
  • South West Advocates Limited, West Quay House, Northgate, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3EU
  • Ash Clifford Limited, 14 Northgate, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3EU
  • Amicuslaw, Regional Rural Business Centre, Market Way, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6DF

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Bridgwater usually involves the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the bank (where relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the HMLR.

Bridgwater commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Comprehensive advice on planning issues Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Industrial and warehouse premises Dealing with notices received or to be served pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

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

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