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  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are located in Godshill - if so both parties are likely to be on good working terms
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  • 4 Godshill conveyancers work in partnership with Godshill estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Godshill are familiar with the local issues specific to Godshill and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Godshill since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Godshill

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Godshill? Why is this being asked of me?

Godshill conveyancing solicitors and indeed property lawyers accross the UK have a duty under money laundering regulations to verify the identity of any client with a view to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients are required to disclose two forms of certified ID; proof of ID (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (usually a Utility Bill no older than three months).

Proof of the origin of funds is also required under the money laundering statutes as lawyers are duty bound to investigate that the funds you are utilising to buy a property (be it the exchange deposit or the full purchase amount if you are a cash purchaser) has come from an acceptable source (such as employment savings) and is not the product of illegitimate behaviour.

Can I be sure that the Godshill conveyancing solicitor on the Santander panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Godshill seeking recommendations is a sensible 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 which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Godshill. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Godshill solicitor having made sure that they are on the Principality conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Principality will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Principality will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Godshill surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

I got the keys to my home on 11 September and the transaction details is not yet on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Godshill expressed confidence that it should be registered in a couple of weeks. Are properties in Godshill uniquely lengthy to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Godshill registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ according to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any interested persons or bodies. At present in the region of 80% of such applications are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration occurs once the new owner has moved in to the property so post completion formalities is not usually primary concern but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer must speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

My father has recommend that I use his conveyancing solicitors in Godshill. Do I take his guidance?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Godshill conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek guidance from friends or family who have actually previously instructed the conveyancer that you are contemplating using.

We expect to complete our sale of a £225,000 apartment in Godshill on Wednesday in a week. The managing agents has quoted £408 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Godshill?

Godshill conveyancing on leasehold apartments normally requires the buyer’s solicitor submitting enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address such questions the majority will be willing to assist. They are at liberty to invoice a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it exceeds £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of rights and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality one has no choice but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

Godshill Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Who is in charge of the building? What is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the flat?

My husband and I are purchasing a garden flat in Godshill. At the time of instructing our solicitor, they said that they were on all major UK mortgage company panels. The financial adviser emailed just now to say that they are not on the Yorkshire BS approved list. If it turns out to be true, what should we do? Should we just find a new property lawyer that is on their approved list or do we cover the costs for separate representation, with Yorkshire BS selecting their own preferred solicitor.

Where you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a mortgage it is standard for the buyer’s lawyers to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a lawyer has to be on that lender's list of approved lawyers. An application has to be made by the conveyancer to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict conditions which the lawyer has to satisfy. Some building societies now insist their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your lawyer should contact Yorkshire BS to find out if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on Yorkshire BS's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Godshill solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Godshill regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Godshill

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Godshill practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Eldridges, 36 St James' Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1LF
  • Jerome & Co Solicitors Limited, 98 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BD
  • Roach Pittis, 60-66 Lugley Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5EU
  • Glanvilles Llp, The Courtyard, St Cross Business Park, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BF

Typically, Godshill conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the property lawyer retained by the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to supplemental queries from the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the seller, the estate agent and paying off the home loan (where relevant)

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

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