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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in East Cowes’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in East Cowes.

Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in East Cowes

  • 1 East Cowes conveyancers work in partnership with East Cowes estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 East Cowes solicitor are the key to a successful East Cowes conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in East Cowes is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your conveyancing in East Cowes will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 East Cowes conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in East Cowes since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Cowes

Do I have to visit the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in East Cowes so that I can attend their offices if necessary.

Nowadays conveyancing panel lawyers for banks conduct their communications through Royal Mail, e-mail or over phone calls. This enables them to carry out the legal work for your home move no matter where you live in the country. That being said you should check if you have the option of attending the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.

This question may be naive but I am new to the process as FTB of a ground floor flat in East Cowes. Do I receive the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in East Cowes?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in East Cowes. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the completion advance to the owner’s lawyers, and once they have received this, you will be able to collect the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.

How can we know in advance if a East Cowes conveyancing solicitor on the Aldermore panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in East Cowes obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. 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 which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in East Cowes. My mortgage broker suggested a conveyancer. I paid an upfront payment of £175. A couple of days later, the conveyancing practitioner called me to say that they were not on the Santander conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Santander panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Should our solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in East Cowes.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in East Cowes. There are those who buy a property in East Cowes, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that can be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in East Cowes. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms sent to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a usual question of the vendor to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer may bring a claim for damages stemming from an misleading response. A buyer’s conveyancers may also conduct an environmental search. This should higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries will need to be carried out.

My wife and I own a renovated Victorian property in East Cowes. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Yorkshire Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in East Cowes and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the work.

We're first time buyers - had an offer accepted, but the selling agent advised that the seller will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's recommended conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in East Cowes

It is unlikely the owners are behind this. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to instruct your preferred East Cowes conveyancing firm - not the ones that will give the estate agent a introducer fee or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by corporate headquarters.

My conveyancing in East Cowes is completing this Friday, yet the couple I am purchasing off wishes to vacate on the Saturday at 2pm. Do I agree to such a plan?

If you need a bank loan then your property lawyer will require that the property isvacant on Friday - the lending institution will require it.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in East Cowes regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in East 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in East Cowes regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in East Cowes but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Solent Property Lawyers Limited, First Floor 118-120 High Street, PO13 9DB
  • Paul Wilks & Co Limited, 3 Garfield Road, PO33 2PS
  • Terence Michael Willey & Co Ltd, 27a Cross Street, PO33 2AA
  • Terence Michael Willey & Co Ltd, 8 Cross Street, PO33 2AD

Planning law solicitors in East Cowes regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in East Cowes specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in East Cowes
  • Diana Deacon Limited, 36 Castle Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QZ

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

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