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Reasons to use our Colerne conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Over the years Colerne solicitor have established very good links with Colerne local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your home move in Colerne.
  • 2 On the balance of probabilities the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Colerne - if so sets of conveyancers will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 3 Excellent communication and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Colerne property deals can be made a lot more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Colerne estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 No matter what any alternative sites tell you it may be important to attend your lawyer to execute contracts. There are various parties with with an interest in a homemove without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Colerne since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Colerne

Is the fact that my solicitor in Colerne is not on my bank's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s conveyancing?

It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Colerne conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

We had selected conveyancing lawyers based in Colerne on the Santander solicitor panel. They have just billed me a supplemental charge for dealing with the Santander mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Santander?

Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your lawyer may levy a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by Santander but by your Colerne conveyancing practitioner. Numerous firms on the Santander panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Colerne off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Kent Reliance. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

I have finally had an offer on a maisonette in Colerne agreed to, but there is a chain. The sellers have offered on a property, however it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other properties booked. I have selected a local conveyancing solicitor in Colerne. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Nottingham going?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (home loan application is approx one thousand pounds, then valuation, Colerne conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you must check that your conveyancer is on the Nottingham approved list. As to the next stages this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your transaction, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market many purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Nottingham and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their solicitor to proceed with the conveyancing in Colerne.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Colerne?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Colerne. 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…’

Do I need to be suspicious about brokers that I am dealing with are suggesting a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Colerne conveyancing firm?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often suggestions from connections can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are lots of people with a vested interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all put forward conveyancers to select. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there might be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to select your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that the majority of mortgage providers operate an approved list of lawyers you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your transaction.

My husband and I are new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, but the agent advised that the owners will only proceed if we instruct their recommended conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Colerne

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this ultimatum. Should the vendor want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated buyer is not the way to achieve this. Contact the owners directly and make the point that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to instruct your own,trusted Colerne conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will provide their estate agent a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by corporate headquarters.

What are my options where I am unhappy with the solicitor who handled our conveyancing in Colerne?

We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that every so often things do go wrong. However there is recourse if you were unhappy with your conveyancing in Colerne. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancing practitioner to their regulator. If you remain aggrieved you may consider getting in touch with the Legal Ombudsman.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Colerne regulated by the SRA

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

  • Alan Turner & Co, 21 Gay Street, Bath, Avon, BA1 2PD
  • Juliet Hardick Solicitors, 1st Floor 7 Pierrepont Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LB
  • Hutcheson Forrest Limited, 1 Milsom Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1DA
  • Mowbray Woodwards Limited, 3 Queen Square, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2HG
  • Peter F Tomlinson & Co, Regency House, 2 Wood Street, Queen Square, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2JQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Colerne

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Colerne with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Alan Turner & Co, 21 Gay Street, Bath, Avon, BA1 2PD
  • Juliet Hardick Solicitors, 1st Floor 7 Pierrepont Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LB
  • Hutcheson Forrest Limited, 1 Milsom Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1DA
  • Withy King Llp, 5-6 Northumberland Buildings, Queen Square, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2JE
  • Mogers Drewett Llp, 24 Queen Square, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2HY

Planning law solicitors in Colerne regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Colerne specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Mowbray Woodwards Limited, 3 Queen Square, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2HG
  • Withy King Llp, 5-6 Northumberland Buildings, Queen Square, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2JE
  • Mogers Drewett Llp, 24 Queen Square, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2HY
  • Stone King Llp, 13 Queen Square, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2HJ

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

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