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Reasons to use our New Forest conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Experience means that New Forest solicitor have developed excellent links with New Forest local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in New Forest.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative companies say it may be necessary to pop into your lawyer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without needing to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 3 New Forest conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful New Forest conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Excellent communication together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. New Forest property deals can be made a lot more stressful as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 New Forest property lawyers work in conjunction with New Forest estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you require

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Forest since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Forest

We are buying a newly constructed duplex in New Forest and my conveyancer is informing me that she is duty bound to the lender to reveal incentives from the developer. I am under pressure to exchange and my preference is not to delay the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancing practitioner. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in New Forest? What am I being asked for?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any New Forest conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is normally dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill showing where you live.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancing solicitors are obliged by law to validate not simply the identity of conveyancing clients but also the origin of fund that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this may result in your lawyer ending their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your property lawyers will have an obligation to inform the relevant authorities should they consider that any amounts received by them may contravene the Money Laundering Regulations.

I am assisting my sister sell her house in New Forest. Will the solicitor commission the energy assessment or it is for the owner to coordinate?

After the abolition of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was maintained a compulsory component of selling a property. An energy performance certificate should be to hand prior to the property being marketed. It is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers normally organise. Where you are instructing a New Forest conveyancing solicitor they may be willing to arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with long established local assessors

Can I be sure that the New Forest conveyancing solicitor on the Aldermore panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in New Forest seeking recommendations is a sensible start. 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 lawyer conducting your conveyancing.

I have instructed a New Forest solicitor having checked that they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Nationwide will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nationwide will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your New Forest postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in New Forest.

Various web forums that I have frequented warn that are the primary reason for stalling in New Forest conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in New Forest.

I am buying a new build apartment in New Forest. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in New Forest

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please supply a car parking plan. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.

What are my options where I am dissatisfied with the conveyancer who did our conveyancing in New Forest?

We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that every so often things do go wrong. However there is recourse if you were not happy with your conveyancing in New Forest. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancer to their governing body. If you remain aggrieved you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in New Forest regulated by the SRA

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

  • Ross Carter, Fairhaven, Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7SQ

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in New Forest?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide as well as New Forest. If appointed a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Receive a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Be supplied with a swift, independent and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in New Forest about your conveyancing in New Forest.

New Forest commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a variety of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Granting a licence to assign, sublet or carry out works Dealing with notices received or to be served pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Comprehensive advice on planning issues Compulsory land purchase Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities

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