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Reasons to use our Melbourne conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Melbourne selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Melbourne regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party are based in Melbourne - if so both parties are likely to be on good working terms
  • 4 Melbourne conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Melbourne conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your sale or purchase
  • 5 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Melbourne will be carried out by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Melbourne since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Melbourne

I have an AIP. The bank mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to use their panel solicitor as I would much rather appoint a specialised conveyancing solicitor in Melbourne?

Do check but the the probability is that appoint one of their panel conveyancers where you want the "fee-free" offer. Speak to the mortgage company to ask if they allow a monetary alternative. In the past a few lenders offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Melbourne.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Melbourne

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Melbourne and Solicitor partnerships in Melbourne who can assist with your conveyancing We would stress that the two are regulated professionals specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. Both can deal with other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

Can I be sure that the Melbourne conveyancing solicitor on the Yorkshire BS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Melbourne obtaining recommendations is a sensible starting point. 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 advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor handling your conveyancing.

My fiancee and I are at the point of viewing apartments in Melbourne and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a lawyer in place at this point? I will be getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance.

It would be advisable to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the EA. As you are obtaining a mortgage with Kent Reliance, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of stalling in Melbourne conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Melbourne.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Melbourne?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Melbourne. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Melbourne is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Melbourne are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Melbourne you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Melbourne may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Melbourne. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% 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.

I purchased a split level flat in Melbourne, conveyancing having been completed in 2010. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Melbourne with an extended lease are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease ends on 21st October 2077

With only 53 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £27,600 and £31,800 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Melbourne

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Melbourne specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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
  • S W R Musson Limited, 4-8 Kilwardby Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2FU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Melbourne regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Melbourne practicing in commercial conveyancing in Melbourne. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

disposing of a home 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.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the owners on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the solicitor acting for the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional enquires from the buyer’s solicitor
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and paying off the mortgage (where relevant)

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

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