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Main reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Brighstone

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other companies tell you it just might be necessary to visit your solicitor to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 2 Brighstone lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Brighstone conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal connections with Brighstone estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 The Brighstone conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Brighstone
  • 5 The firms identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brighstone since April 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brighstone

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Brighstone is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Brighstone and Isle Of Wight usually necessitates more work compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes lease investigation, corresponding with the landlord concerning serving appropriate notices, securing current service charge and management information, securing the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different owners have owned the lease since it was first entered into.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to have a meeting at the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Brighstone so that I can attend their offices if required.

As opposed to twenty years ago, the vast majority mortgage companies no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. You will still be obliged to provide identification documents and there are still manifest benefits to instructing a local practitioner, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Brighstone.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Brighstone. 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 may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Brighstone

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. 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 supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one near me in Brighstone I like with open areas and station nearby, however it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Brighstone suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

My husband and I are first time buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent informed us that the vendor will only go ahead if we use the agent's recommended solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Brighstone

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this ultimatum. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is going to damage their objectives. Contact the vendors directly and explain that (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to use your own,trusted Brighstone conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give their estate agent a kickback or hit his conveyancing targets pre-set by corporate headquarters.

I am employed by a busy estate agent office in Brighstone where we have witnessed a number of flat sales jeopardised as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given conflicting advice from local Brighstone conveyancing firms. Please can you confirm whether the seller of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Brighstone - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    The answer will be helpful as a) areas may result in problems in the block as the common areas may begin to deteriorate where services remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the managing agents you will wish to have all the details How much is the yearly service fee and ground rent? Where a Brighstone lease has no more than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the marketability of the flat. It is worth checking with your mortgage company that they are happy with residual term of the lease. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will most likely need a lease extension sooner rather than later and it is worth finding out what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you will be required to have been the owner of the residence for 24 months in order to be eligible to extend the lease.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Brighstone regulated by the SRA

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

  • Wheelers Solicitors Limited, 69a High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BA
  • Jerome & Co Solicitors Limited, 98 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BD
  • Roach Pittis, 60-66 Lugley Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5EU
  • Eldridges, 36 St James' Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1LF

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Brighstone?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales not just Brighstone. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Have an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Receive a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Have a timeous, independent and comprehensive service when if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Brighstone.

Brighstone commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Factories, warehouses, offices, shops, restaurants, hotels, clubs and pubs, nurseries and care homes Commercial development (from overage and options through to site acquisitions and construction) Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Drafting and approving option agreements Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals

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

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