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Reasons to use our Freshwater Bay conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Freshwater Bay is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 The organisations identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 3 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Freshwater Bay who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Freshwater Bay
  • 5 Lawyer conveyancing firms have excellent personal connections with Freshwater Bay estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Freshwater Bay since October 2021*


of terraced property, Milford Road, SO41 8DU completing on 18/10/2021 at a price of £930,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Freshwater Bay

At what point does exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Freshwater Bay and am I required to attend the lawyers branch?

Where you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Freshwater Bay you are welcome to come in to sign contracts. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we recommend provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The executing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is necessary for the firm to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Freshwater Bay)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

Should our conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Freshwater Bay.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in Freshwater Bay. Plenty of people will purchase a house in Freshwater Bay, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that can be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Freshwater Bay. The conventional set of information supplied to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual inquiry of the vendor to discover if the premises has historically flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the owner, then a purchaser may commence a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect reply. The purchaser’s conveyancers should also order an environmental search. This will reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be carried out.

I opted to have a survey done on a house in Freshwater Bay before instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor has said that some lenders will not grant a loan on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Freshwater Bay. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Freshwater Bay to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial property in Freshwater Bay and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act gives protection to business leaseholders, giving them the right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Freshwater Bay is one of the numerous areas of the UK in which our lawyers have offices

Am I best advised to use a Freshwater Bay conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can carry out the conveyancing however they are based 400miles away.

The primary upside of using a local Freshwater Bay conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, present your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and the majority were impressed that should trump using an unknown Freshwater Bay conveyancing lawyer just because they are local.

We have just discovered that one of the directors of the conveyancing practice undertaking the purchase conveyancing in Freshwater Bay is an uncle of the vendor. Is this permitted?

On the basis that there is no conflict of interest this should be fine. If you are requiring mortgage finance then the mortgage company may have a say as many mortgage companies have specific requirements concerning this. For example for RBS - Direct Line One as of 6/1/2022, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

No, your firm may not act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower. However, your firm may act if a separate fee earner or separate partner within the firm acts for us.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Freshwater Bay regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hugh Whitlock Solicitors, 44 High Street, Milford On Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 0QD
  • Scott Bailey Llp, 63 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZT
  • Clive Sutton Solicitor, 3 The Old Print Works, 85b High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9AN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Freshwater Bay regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Freshwater Bay practicing in commercial conveyancing in Freshwater Bay. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Hugh Whitlock Solicitors, 44 High Street, Milford On Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 0QD
  • Scott Bailey Llp, 63 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZT

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Freshwater Bay?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding buying and selling property and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Freshwater Bay. When instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Have an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Have a timeous, independent and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Freshwater Bay about your conveyancing in Freshwater Bay.

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

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