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Reasons to use our Brockenhurst conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Brockenhurst solicitors work in conjunction with Brockenhurst estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Brockenhurst is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Brockenhurst conveyancing lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Brockenhurst selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 The Brockenhurst conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Brockenhurst

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brockenhurst since May 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brockenhurst

Willappointing a Brockenhurst conveyancing solicitor make the legal process smoother?

Generally conveyancing solicitors in your area will enjoy good connections with your local authority, which could help with your Brockenhurst conveyancing searches that your lawyer will require on your transaction. It can only help if they have existing rapport with the Land Registry in your area Brockenhurst, other conveyancers in the area and Brockenhurst selling agents.

I had intended to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Brockenhurst for our home move. Our broker informed us that our mortgage lenders Platform Home Loans Ltd won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unfair competition?

Lenders normally restrict either the category or the amount of conveyancing firms on their panel. Typical examples of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the profile of firm, some have reduced the amount of solicitor practices they permit to act for them. Be aware that Platform Home Loans Ltd have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of Platform Home Loans Ltd Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a primary driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels since 2008 even though there remains differing opinions regarding the extent of solicitor engagement in some of that fraud. Figures from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms, including some in or near Brockenhurst only carry out very few conveyances a year.

I'm buying my first flat in Brockenhurst benefiting from help to buy. The developers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not disclose to my solicitor about the deal as it would jeopardize my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Brockenhurst I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Brockenhurst suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

My husband and I are 17 days into a residential purchase having been directed to solicitors by the estate agent to do our conveyancing in Brockenhurst. I am am very dissatisfied with the level of service. Can you help me find new lawyers?

They would need to be really poor in order to consider changing them. Has the mortgage offer been generated? If so you will need to advise them of the new solicitor and have the offer are re-issued. Your conveyancer needs to be on the mortgage company panel to avoid added expenses and complications. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. Our find a solicitor tool will assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Brockenhurst

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Brockenhurst. Conveyancing and Virgin Money mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing practitioner in Brockenhurst who previously acted has now retired. What should I do?

First make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Brockenhurst conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Brockenhurst - Examples of Queries Prior to buying

    The majority of Brockenhurst leasehold apartments will incur a service bill for the upkeep of the building levied by the freeholder. Should you buy the apartment you will have to pay this liability, normally periodically throughout the year. This may differ from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, this is usually not a significant figure, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to enquire as sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds. It would be a good idea to investigate if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example it is very common in Brockenhurst leases that pets are not allowed in certain buildings in Brockenhurst. If you like the flatin Brockenhurst but your dog is not allowed to move with you then you have a very hard decision. How much is the service charge and ground rent on the flat?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Brockenhurst regulated by the SRA

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

  • Ross Carter, Fairhaven, Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7SQ
  • Clive Sutton Solicitor, 3 The Old Print Works, 85b High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9AN
  • Scott Bailey Llp, 63 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZT
  • Heppenstalls Solicitors Limited, 82 Station Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6LG
  • Anthony Harris & Co, 17 Elm Avenue, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6HE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Brockenhurst regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Brockenhurst practicing in commercial conveyancing in Brockenhurst. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Ross Carter, Fairhaven, Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7SQ
  • Scott Bailey Llp, 63 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZT
  • Heppenstalls Solicitors Limited, 82 Station Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6LG
  • Anthony Harris & Co, 17 Elm Avenue, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6HE

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

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide not just Brockenhurst. When using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Receive an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard 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.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a speedy, independent and comprehensive service when if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in Brockenhurst.

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

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