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Christchurch Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Christchurch that are buy to let is 8%
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 44 days for conveyancing in Christchurch
  • 3 February was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Christchurch
  • 4 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 5 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Christchurch is 60% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company

Examples of recent conveyancing in Christchurch since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Christchurch

Me and my wife are buying a flat in Christchurch. My property lawyer is not listed on the mortgage company conveyancing list. Am I still permitted to continue with my Christchurch conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the lender approved list?

You will need to use a property lawyer to deal with the legal work required if you take out a mortgage to purchase your home. They will carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, ensuring that you will be properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage paperwork is in order. One may select a Christchurch conveyancing practitioner of your choice. Nevertheless, if the solicitor appointed is not on the bank approved list additional costs will be levied as separate legal representation will be required by them. Conveyancing panel applications may be submitted, so if your lawyer has not previously sought membership they should take the chance to apply.

We note that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Christchurch?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Christchurch.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could impact a commercial property in Christchurch?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Christchurch will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Christchurch. The search result provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Christchurch.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Christchurch it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Christchurch commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Christchurch.

4 months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Christchurch completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

As co-executor for the estate of my father I am selling a property in Newport but live in Christchurch. My solicitor (based 235 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Christchurch who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Christchurch

What can I do where I am unhappy with the solicitor who handled our conveyancing in Christchurch?

We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that sometimes matters do not go as planned. That being said there is recourse where you were dissatisfied with your conveyancing in Christchurch. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancer to their regulator. If things still aren’t sorted out you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Christchurch regulated by the SRA

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

  • Frettens Llp, The Saxon Centre, 11 Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1PZ
  • Spurlings Solicitors & Notary Public, 2a Church Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BW
  • Robert Wrynne Solicitors, 138-140 Tuckton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 3JX
  • Matthew & Matthew Limited, 194 Seabourne Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 2JD
  • Chester And Co, Ground Floor Offices, 480 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4BD

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Christchurch

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Christchurch practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Frettens Llp, The Saxon Centre, 11 Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1PZ
  • Matthew & Matthew Limited, 194 Seabourne Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 2JD
  • Chester And Co, Ground Floor Offices, 480 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4BD
  • Morris Scott & Co, 280 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5ET
  • Ellis Jones Solicitors Llp, Sandbourne House, 302 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9RU

Typically, Christchurch conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Conveyancer instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to supplemental queries from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the seller, the estate agent and paying off the home loan (if appropriate)

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

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