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Reasons to use our Newent conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Newent property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Newent conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your conveyancing
  • 2 Our site offers largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Newent regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are located in Newent - if so sets of lawyers will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Newent property lawyer have developed very good connections with Newent 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 conveyancing in Newent.
  • 5 Using a high street Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in selecting a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Newent since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newent

Me and my fiance are hoping to buy a 2 bedroom apartment in Newent with a mortgage. We wish to retain our Newent solicitor, however the bank says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little option but to instruct one of the bank panel solicitors or continue with our Newent conveyancing practitioner as well as pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. We consider that this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Newent conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

I do hope you can assist me. My Newent solicitor is informing me me that he has toapply for Newent conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Lloydsconveyancing panel. These Newent checks cost a lot of money can this be avoided?

You have limited options available to you. As you are taking a mortgage with a lender your solicitor has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Newent conveyancing searches.

My wife and I own a 4 bedroom Victorian house in Newent. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Bank of Scotland. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Newent and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.

My partner has recommend that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Newent. Should I use them?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Newent conveyancing lawyer the best way to select a conveyancing practitioner is to get guidance from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the conveyancer you're considering.

There are only Seventy years unexpired on my lease in Newent. I now want to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What should I do?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to track down the landlord. For most situations a specialist may be useful to try and locate and prepare a report which can be used as evidence that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Newent.

Newent Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should consider before buying

    Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that will increase the service charges? Its a good idea to find out as much as you can regarding the company managing the block as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to every day matters such as the tidiness of the common parts. Ask prospective neighbours if they are happy with them. Finally, be sure you know the dates that the maintenance charges are due to the managing agents and specifically what it includes. How much is the annual service fee and ground rent?

A couple of months ago I was informed by my lender that their panel solicitors operate no completion no charge basis for conveyancing in Newent. My purchase aborted yet the conveyancers have requested search fees! They say the fees are independent!

Newent conveyancing search charges are separate expenses not solicitors costs as these are paid to independent parties.

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What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Newent?

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Newent. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Be supplied with your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Have a swift, objective and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Newent about your conveyancing in Newent.

Residential conveyancing in Newent normally includes the following:

  • Property lawyer instructed by the buyer once the offer has been accepted
  • Checking the title to the premises
  • Carrying out Newent conveyancing searches with respect to the property
  • Assessing draft sale agreement and other documentation received from the vendor’s solicitor
  • Raising enquiries with the vendor’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Going through replies given by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; reporting to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancer acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering additional questions from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

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

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