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Conveyancing in Godshill : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Godshill conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Godshill estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The Godshill conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Godshill
  • 3 Regardless alternative companies may claim it just might be important to pop into your solicitor to execute contracts. There are enough parties engaged in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Godshill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Over the years Godshill conveyancer have developed very good connections with Godshill local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Godshill.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Godshill since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Godshill

I was notified today by my IFA that my Godshill property lawyer is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?

Your first step should be to contact your Godshill conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Godshill conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.

I am buying a property mortgage free in Godshill. I have lived for the last 15 years in Godshill. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. As I have knowledge of the area and road intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

Provided that you do not need a mortgage, then all but one or two of the Godshill conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your lawyer will try and steer you, no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches done, but she is duty bound to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to dispose of the house in the future, it will likely be be of interest to your prospective purchaser what the searches disclose. On occasion houses with apparent issues can still throw up adverse search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Godshill should be able to give you some constructive guidance here.

I own a semi-detached Edwardian property in Godshill. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Barclays Direct. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. Is it worth asking Barclays Direct to clarify?

You need to review 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 proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Godshill and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.

How does conveyancing in Godshill differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Godshill contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Godshill typically buy 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 property lawyers 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 Godshill or who has acted in the same development.

What makes your site different to other online quote calculators for conveyancing in Godshill?

At this site get a fixed fee quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the nuances of your conveyancing in Godshill. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate commission arrangements with solicitors. Many agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors that pays the highest commission, as opposed to the best value conveyancing in Godshill

Are there any compelling benefits to using a high street lawyer in Godshill

A significant proportion of house movers in Godshill prefer a local conveyancer so that they can attend the lawyer’s offices just in case they have questions, and to collect paperwork without using the Royal Mail.

There is a slight benefit when using a conveyancer nearby to a premises you are hoping to purchase, due to the in-depth knowledge of the region and possible local concerns - but this is debatable. Many conveyancers are now online and may be practically anywhere.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Godshill regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Godshill specialising in commercial conveyancing in Godshill. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • A J Careless Limited, 19 Church Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1SN
  • Lesley A Kemp Solicitor, 2a Sandown Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9JP
  • Eldridges, 36 St James' Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1LF
  • Wheelers Solicitors Limited, 69a High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BA
  • Jerome & Co Solicitors Limited, 98 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BD

Buying a home in Godshill is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Solicitor instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Godshill property searches for the title
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other documentation prepared the seller’s lawyer
  • Submitting queries with the owner’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Assessing replies provided by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the home loan (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

Whether you are going through a divorce or breakup or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Godshill includes some of the following tasks:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (where relevant)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the new ownership and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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