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Reasons to use our Lymington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The organisations shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Lymington
  • 3 Lymington conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Lymington conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 There is a strong possibility the other side’s solicitors are based in Lymington - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 5 Lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal connections with Lymington estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lymington since May 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lymington

Can conveyancing in Lymington to be finalised in under 3 weeks?

First, If the seller is applying time constraints to exchange it is highly recommended that your solicitor is familiar with the location as they will make use of local relationships and insight. It is even conceivable that they could have transacted otherhouses in the same street. You would be best advised to use a Lymington conveyancing solicitor. Second, double check that the conveyancing firm is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is claimed that nearly one in five of Lymington conveyancing transactions are delayed or jeopardised after finding out that a purchaser’s lawyer was not on their banks list of approved solicitors. This can often result in the conveyancing being frustrated by as much as 21 days. It is believed that this issue impacts in the region of 100,000 home moves every year. Almost all Lymington conveyancing firms can not act for certain lenders so do check at the outset.

I am buying a end of terrace house in Lymington. We would like to an extension at the rear at the property.Will legal work on the property involve enquiries to ascertain if these works were previously refused?

Your property lawyer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Lymington will sometimes reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain changes or need the consent of another owner. Some additions call for local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I can not fathom if my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have telephoned my Lymington bank branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My Lymington conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their published requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

Your property lawyer has to follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook section two conditions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

About to purchase flat in Lymington. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the RBS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Lymington conveyancer is on the RBS conveyancing panel.

It has been four months following my purchase conveyancing in Lymington concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Lymington differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Lymington approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because house builders in Lymington typically purchase the land, 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 conveyancers 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 Lymington or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one round the corner in Lymington I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Lymington in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

I only have 68 years left on my lease in Lymington. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What options are available to me?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you have used your best endeavours to track down the landlord. In some cases a specialist may be helpful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document which can be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Lymington.

I am the registered owner of a 2 bed flat in Lymington, conveyancing was carried out in 2009. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar properties in Lymington with a long lease are worth £202,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £60 invoiced every year. The lease expires on 21st October 2078

With just 56 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £29,500 and £34,000 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Lymington

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lymington specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Clive Sutton Solicitor, 3 The Old Print Works, 85b High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9AN
  • Scott Bailey Llp, 63 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZT
  • Hugh Whitlock Solicitors, 44 High Street, Milford On Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 0QD
  • Heppenstalls Solicitors Limited, 82 Station Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6LG
  • Anthony Harris & Co, 17 Elm Avenue, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6HE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Lymington regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Lymington with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Lymington. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Scott Bailey Llp, 63 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZT
  • Hugh Whitlock Solicitors, 44 High Street, Milford On Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 0QD
  • Ross Carter, Fairhaven, Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7SQ
  • Heppenstalls Solicitors Limited, 82 Station Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6LG
  • Anthony Harris & Co, 17 Elm Avenue, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6HE

Domestic in Lymington 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 seller once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the property lawyer representing the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to further enquires from the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the seller, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (if applicable)

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

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