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  • 1 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing bank approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Melbourne registered with the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Melbourne solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Melbourne conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your conveyancing
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Melbourne since July 2021*


of detached residence residence, Station Road, DE73 8EB completing on 28/07/2021 at a price of £165,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities


of semi-detached premises, Commerce Street, DE73 8FT completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £220,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities


of semi property, Swarkestone Road, DE73 5UD completing on 10/08/2021 at a price of £349,950. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor


of detached residence property, Avalon Drive, DE73 5AP completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £250,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Melbourne

Finally the sale completed on my house in Melbourne last January yet the purchaser is e-mailing daily complaining that her solicitor needs to hear from mysolicitor. What should have happened following completion?

Following your house sale your lawyer is committed to send the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. If applicable, your conveyancer must also evidence that the home loan has been redeemed to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion procedures specific conveyancing in Melbourne.

We are purchasing a victorian detached house in Melbourne. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will legal conveyancing on the property involve investigations to ascertain if these works are prohibited?

Your conveyancer should check the deeds as conveyancing in Melbourne can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which prevent certain changes or require the permission of a 3rd party. Some additions need local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

I am the single beneficiary of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name now, including the house in Melbourne. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in September. I plan to dispose of the house. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship will be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in September. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook mandates solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be impacted by that. How practical a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the bank as this obligation principally exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of property.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Melbourne. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Nottingham have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that your lender is Nottingham your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements outlined in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Nottingham. The CML Handbook sets out minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Nottingham where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not limited to Melbourne.

I moved into my flat on 1 January and my personal details is yet to be registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Melbourne expressed confidence that it will be recorded inside ten days. Are transfers in Melbourne particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Melbourne registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. As of today approximately 80% of such applications are completed within 12 days but some can be subject to protracted delays. Historically registration is effected after the new owner has moved in to the property thus 'speed' is not usually primary concern but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

Are there any apps to assist me to locate a Melbourne law firm on the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am willing to travel upto 25miles to meet the lawyer.

Feel free to make use of the facility on this page. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of Melbourne conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Melbourne conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can contact them to check whether they are on the HSBC Bank approved list

In surfing the web for the words conveyancing in Melbourne it shows results of many conveyancerslocally. How do I determine which is the right solicitor for my move?

The ideal way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via personal testimonial, so seek the guidance of colleagues and family who have acquired a property in Melbourne or a local estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Melbourne vary, so it's sensible to request at least four quotes from different solicitors. Make sure that you clarify that the charges are guaranteed not to increase.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Melbourne. Before diving in I require certainty as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Melbourne - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

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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

Planning law solicitors in Melbourne regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Melbourne with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • S W R Musson Limited, 4-8 Kilwardby Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2FU
  • Fishers Dewes Solicitors, 4-8 Kilwardby Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2FU

Domestic conveyancing in Melbourne usually involves the following:

  • Lawyer instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Conducting Melbourne property searches with respect to the property
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other documentation collated by the owner’s conveyancer
  • Submitting enquiries with the seller’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Assessing replies supplied by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the purchase and the home loan (where 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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