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Reasons to use our Mudeford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Mudeford conveyancers work in partnership with Mudeford estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Mudeford conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Mudeford conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 Our site offers largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Mudeford who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Mudeford are familiar with the local issues specific to Mudeford and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mudeford since November 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mudeford

We are selling our house in Mudeford. Will my conveyancer have to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently in recent years.

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

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Mudeford and Solicitor practices in Mudeford who can help with your conveyancing It is important to make clear that both are regulated professionals specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. They may both also handle other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

Are all Mudeford Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Barclays conveyancing panel?

Some major lenders now make use of CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their panels.

I currently have a mortgage with Co-operative for my property in Mudeford. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Co-operative?

Your original mortgage agreement with Co-operative will provide that you need their approval before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Co-operative’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Co-operative will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Co-operative directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Co-operative conveyancing panel firm.

We are intent on selling our house in Mudeford and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed a nationwide conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Mudeford. We have lived in Mudeford for six years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek clarification need.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Mudeford?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Mudeford. 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…’

Should I be concerned that brokers that I am dealing with are recommending a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Mudeford conveyancing practice?

As with many professional services, often referrals from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are numerous parties with a vested interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies may suggest conveyancers to appoint. Sometimes these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there may be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the right to choose your preferred conveyancer. Don't forget that many banks operate an approved list of solicitors you have to use for the mortgage related work in your conveyancing.

Last September I purchased a leasehold house in Mudeford. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Mudeford Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    The answer will be important as a) areas could cause problems for the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if repairs are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have an issue with the managing agents you will wish to have all the details The best form of lease structure is where the freehold title is owned by the leaseholders. In this situation the tenants have being in charge if their destiny and although a managing agent is often retained if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders. Plenty Mudeford leasehold flats will be liable to pay a service bill for maintenance of the block set by the landlord. If you buy the property you will have to meet this charge, usually quarterly accross the year. This may differ from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built buildings. In all probability there will be a ground rent to be met yearly, normally this is not a significant amount, say about £25-£75 but you should to enquire as on occasion it can be many hundreds of pounds.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Mudeford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Spurlings Solicitors & Notary Public, 2a Church Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BW
  • Frettens Llp, The Saxon Centre, 11 Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1PZ
  • Morris Scott & Co, 280 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5ET
  • Robert Wrynne Solicitors, 138-140 Tuckton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 3JX
  • Matthew & Matthew Limited, 194 Seabourne Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 2JD

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Mudeford

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Mudeford practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Frettens Llp, The Saxon Centre, 11 Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1PZ
  • Morris Scott & Co, 280 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5ET
  • Matthew & Matthew Limited, 194 Seabourne Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 2JD
  • Anthony Harris & Co, 17 Elm Avenue, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6HE
  • Heppenstalls Solicitors Limited, 82 Station Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6LG

Typically, Mudeford conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related papers
  • Sending draft papers to the lawyer acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering supplemental questions from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the seller, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (if relevant)

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

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