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Conveyancing in Christchurch : Keep it Local

Top reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Christchurch

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Christchurch
  • 2 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Christchurch has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Christchurch estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Christchurch will be carried out by a solicitor on your bank member panel.
  • 5 There is a distinct possibility the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Christchurch - if so sets of solicitors will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Christchurch since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Christchurch

How do I search for the right solicitor to provide a first class service for our conveyancing in Christchurch?

Option 1 is to ask the people you trust whom they would instruct.

Option 2 is to look on the web for conveyancing in Christchurch. Telephone a couple or more firms from the list and ask them to send you their conveyancing charges and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee the conveyancing beforemaking your choice.

Option 3 is to use our search tool to help you find the right lawyers taking into account your unique requirements including the type of property,speed, complexity and who your intended lender is. Don't take the bait of low cost conveyancing in Christchurch

All was ready to complete my purchase in Christchurch next Tuesday. My solicitor now wants me to supply her with proof of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the lender. What does the insurance need to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for mortgage companies would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. These obligations are not specific to conveyancing in Christchurch.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Christchurch?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Christchurch. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Christchurch differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Christchurch come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Christchurch typically buy the real estate, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Christchurch or who has acted in the same development.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial offices in Christchurch and how can you help?

The 1954 Act gives protection to commercial leaseholders, giving them the legal entitlement to apply to court for a renewal tenancy and remain in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and help with commercial conveyancing in Christchurch

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Christchurch. I've land on a site which appears to be the perfect answer If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Christchurch regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Christchurch practicing in commercial conveyancing in Christchurch. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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
  • Ellis Jones Solicitors Llp, Sandbourne House, 302 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9RU

Sale in Christchurch is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancer acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering additional enquires from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, 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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