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Reasons to use our Charmouth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Charmouth is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Charmouth solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 Charmouth solicitor are the key to a successful Charmouth home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Excellent communication and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Charmouth home moves can become a lot more protracted as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 Using a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Charmouth since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Charmouth

AssumingI were to acquire a straightforward propertyin Charmouth mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no conveyancing searches how much would I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Charmouth?

Any savings you would achieve will be isolated to the disbursement for searches. The solicitor still got to do everything else - money laundering, liaising with your vendors lawyer, stamp duty submission, register the ownership etc. You might save a bit for them not having to register a charge however it won't be a lot.

After reading moneysavingexpert.com for a cheap lawyer in Charmouth, most say that I should instruct a CQS accredited lawyer. What is CQS?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's major banks. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Council of Licensed Conveyancing. Charmouth is one of the many areas of the UK where there are CQS lawyers.

How does conveyancing in Charmouth differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Charmouth approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because developers in Charmouth usually acquire the site, 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Charmouth or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Charmouth is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Charmouth are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Charmouth you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Charmouth 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.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Charmouth conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Charmouth conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Charmouth conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Charmouth who can give a testimonial?

Charmouth Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries before buying

    It would be wise to investigate if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. For instance it is very common in Charmouth leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Charmouth. If you love the propertyin Charmouth however your dog is not allowed to make the move with you then you have a very hard determination. Please note if it is no more than eighty years it will impact the marketability of the property. It is worth checking with your bank that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease at some point and it is worth discovering what this would cost. For most Charmouthlease extensions you will be be obliged to have owned the residence for two years before you are legally able to carry out a lease extension. It is important to be aware if window replacement or some other significant cost is due shortly that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and will materially increase the the maintenance costs or require a one off invoice.

Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the bank approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?

Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the lender conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the lender solicitor panel.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Charmouth

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Charmouth practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Beviss & Beckingsale, Law Chambers, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH
  • Scott Rowe Limited, Chard Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5DS
  • Milford & Dormor, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Charmouth regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Charmouth practicing in commercial conveyancing in Charmouth. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Beviss & Beckingsale, Law Chambers, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH
  • Scott Rowe Limited, Chard Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5DS

Sale conveyancing in Charmouth usually involves the following:

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the owners once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner retained by the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to supplemental questions from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions submitted by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if relevant)

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

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