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Reasons to use our Corsham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Corsham property lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 The Corsham conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Corsham
  • 3 Regardless other on-line conveyancers inform you it may be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a house sale without needing to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually results in a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Corsham regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Corsham and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Corsham since March 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Corsham

Me and my partner are purchasing a property in Corsham. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we will need to send funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

How can we tell if a Corsham conveyancing solicitor on the Santander panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Corsham seeking recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.

The mortgage over my property is with Barclays for my property in Corsham. Conveyancing was finalised some time ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Barclays?

Barclays must be informed of your intention before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Barclays’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Barclays directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Barclays conveyancing panel firm.

We are purchasing a house and the solicitor has raised the issue of Chancel Repair to which the house may be liable because it falls into the area of such a church. She has suggested insurance. Is this strictly warranted for conveyancing in Corsham

Unless a previous purchase of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you could take it that solicitors conducting conveyancing in Corsham to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

I have todaybecome aware that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Corsham for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to check if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Corsham conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Corsham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Corsham come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because developers in Corsham typically purchase 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 used to new build conveyancing in Corsham or who has acted in the same development.

In surfing the internet for the term on line conveyancing in Corsham it reveals numerous conveyancersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable solicitor for my move?

The best way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so enquire of colleagues and relatives who have purchased a property in Corsham or a respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Corsham differ, so it's a good idea to secure at least three costs illustrations from varying types of conveyancers. Dont forget to clarify that the fees are fixed.

I'm selling a bungalow in Corsham. I have found my conveyancer's company on the CLC list, but I can't see my conveyancer's name as listed on the regulator's website. Should I be concerned?

Not every individual in the practice must be listed by the regulator. As long there is someone qualified to 'oversee' the transaction, the actual day-to-day activity can be undertaken by unqualified staff.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Corsham

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Corsham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Shearer & Co Solicitors Limited, 64a Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3HG
  • Jeary & Lewis Llp, 46, Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3HU
  • Forrester Sylvester Mackett Llp, 61 St. Mary Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3JH
  • Goughs Lawyers Llp, 5 Bath Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6LN

Planning law solicitors in Corsham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Corsham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Forrester Sylvester Mackett Llp, 61 St. Mary Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3JH
  • Goughs Lawyers Llp, 5 Bath Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6LN

Corsham commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Land use planning and environmental matters Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Commercial finance including remortgages Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts

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

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