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Reasons to use our Melbourne conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Melbourne solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Melbourne property lawyers work in partnership with Melbourne estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 3 The organisations listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 Using a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 The Melbourne conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Melbourne

Examples of recent conveyancing in Melbourne since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Melbourne

We just had an offer accepted to buy with Loughborough BS. I went into a couple of high street practices but cant to find a Melbourne conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS panel. Please you help?

Please do take advantage of the search tool on this site. Pick the building society and type Melbourne or your preferred area and you will discover a number of lawyer based in Melbourne or by proximity to you.

I just acquired a property at auction in Melbourne. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Given that you have now legally bound yourself to purchase you now have to appoint a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you are facing a pending deadline in which to complete the transaction. An auction property should have a bespoke auction pack. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold property the conveyancing pack may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that your finances are in order to complete on the on the contractual date .

My wife and I buying a victorian detached house in Melbourne. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will the conveyancing process include investigations to see if these works are permitted?

Your conveyancer will review the deeds as conveyancing in Melbourne will on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of works or necessitated the consent of a 3rd party. Some works 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 affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

Is there a list of Virgin Money panel conveyancers in Melbourne on the Building Society Association’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such facility on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few banks make their panel listings available on the web. If you are looking for a Melbourne solicitor on the Virgin Money please use our tool.

I require expedited conveyancing in Melbourne as I am under an ultimatum to exchange contracts inside 2 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a cash purchaser you are at liberty not to have searches conducted although no law firm would suggest that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Melbourne the following are instances of what can appear and therefore impact market value: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

I am buying a new build house in Melbourne benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to move on the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The property agent told me not reveal to my solicitor about the side-deal as it may jeopardize my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Melbourne ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to issue a loan on such a property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Melbourne. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Melbourne especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Melbourne.

Are all Melbourne property lawyers on every bank conveyancing panel?

You can use our search tool or you can pop into your high street bank branch in Melbourne. the probability is that they can recommend conveyancing solicitors in Melbourne

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Melbourne regulated by the SRA

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

  • Fiona Polley Limited, 55-57 High Street, Chellaston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 6TB
  • Sawarn & Co Ltd, 526 Arleston Lane, Stenson Fields, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 3AG
  • Sheehy-smith, 5 Raynesway, Alvaston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 0DW
  • John Martin Crane Limited, 29-30 South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BT
  • Nbm Eason, Castle House, South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Melbourne regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Melbourne with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Melbourne. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Fiona Polley Limited, 55-57 High Street, Chellaston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 6TB
  • Sawarn & Co Ltd, 526 Arleston Lane, Stenson Fields, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 3AG
  • Sheehy-smith, 5 Raynesway, Alvaston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 0DW
  • John Martin Crane Limited, 29-30 South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BT
  • Nbm Eason, Castle House, South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BQ

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Melbourne is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing bank (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the mortgage (if relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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