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Reasons to use our Cowes conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cowes conveyancers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 No matter what any other on-line conveyancers say it may be necessary to attend your lawyer to sign documents. There are various parties with engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Cowes is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Cowes property deals can be made a lot more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cowes since June 2022*

Disposal

of detached residence property, Victoria Road, PO31 7JJ completing on 27/06/2022 at a price of £332,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, obtaining official copies of the title

Transfer

of detached residence property, Westwood Close, PO31 7NS completing on 27/06/2022 at a price of £255,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced residence, Seaview Road, PO31 7LR completing on 28/06/2022 at a price of £168,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of flat Britannia Way PO32 6DQ, sold for £171,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cowes

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Cowes is more expensive?

Cowes leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

My lawyer in Cowes is not on the Santander Solicitor Panel. Can I still continue with my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Santander panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Cowes solicitors but Santander will need to use a conveyancer on their panel. This will result in additional total legal fees and result in frustration.
  2. Find a new practitioner to act in the conveyancing, remembering to check they are Persuade your conveyancer to do everything within their powers to join the Santander conveyancing panel

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Cowes. Now, I need the files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Cowes of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Cowes is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Cowes are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Cowes you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Cowes may ascertain 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.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Newport but I am based in Cowes. My lawyer (who is 235 miles from meneeds me to sign a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Cowes to witness this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Cowes

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only Seventy years unexpired on my lease in Cowes. I now wish to extend my lease but my freeholder is can not be found. What should I do?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you have done all that could be expected to track down the landlord. For most situations an enquiry agent would be useful to conduct investigations and prepare a report which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Cowes.

Cowes Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    How many years are left on the lease? Make sure you enquire if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. By way of example it is very common in Cowes leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Cowes. If you love the propertyin Cowes but your dog is not allowed to make the move with you then you will be presented with a hard determination. It would be sensible to discover as much as you can regarding the managing agents as they will either make your life much simpler or uncomfortable. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are often at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily matters such as the cleanliness of the communal areas. Ask other tenants what they think of their service. Finally, find out the dates that the maintenance charges are due to the relevant party and precisely how they are spending that money.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cowes regulated by the SRA

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

  • Diana Deacon Limited, 36 Castle Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QZ
  • Glanvilles Llp, The Courtyard, St Cross Business Park, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BF
  • Roach Pittis, 60-66 Lugley Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5EU
  • Jerome & Co Solicitors Limited, 98 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BD
  • Wheelers Solicitors Limited, 69a High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cowes regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cowes with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Cowes. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Diana Deacon Limited, 36 Castle Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QZ
  • Glanvilles Llp, The Courtyard, St Cross Business Park, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BF
  • Roach Pittis, 60-66 Lugley Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5EU
  • Jerome & Co Solicitors Limited, 98 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BD
  • Wheelers Solicitors Limited, 69a High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BA

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Cowes regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Cowes but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Solent Property Lawyers Limited, First Floor 118-120 High Street, PO13 9DB

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

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