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Top reasons to let us assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Romsey

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Romsey regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Romsey and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 2 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Romsey conveyancing can become a lot more stressful as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 Experience means that Romsey property lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Romsey local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Romsey.
  • 4 Romsey solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Romsey home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Romsey has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Romsey since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Romsey

we are a couple who wish to acquire a 3 bedroom apartment in Romsey with a residential mortgage from Leeds Building Society.We use our Romsey conveyancing lawyer but Leeds Building Society advised that she’s not listed on their approved list of member firms. We have to appoint a Leeds Building Society panel lawyer or retain our high street solicitor and fork out for a Leeds Building Society panel lawyer to act for them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The home loan offered to you contains terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers needs to be on the Leeds Building Society approved list. in the past, most mortgage companies 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. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Leeds Building Society

What can a local search inform me regarding the house my wife and I buying in Romsey?

Romsey conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Onsearch The local search is essential in every Romsey conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

Me and my brother own a semi-detached Georgian property in Romsey. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Clydesdale. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Romsey and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.

As co-executor for the estate of my father I am selling a house in Swansea but reside in Romsey. My solicitor (based 200 miles awayrequires that I execute a stat dec before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Romsey to witness this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Romsey based

What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a Romsey conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Romsey conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Romsey conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be of use:

    How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Romsey - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying

    If a Romsey lease has less than eighty years it will affect the marketability of the apartment. It is worth checking with your mortgage company that they are content with remaining years on the lease. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and it is worth discovering what this will be. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the property for a couple of years before you are eligible to extend the lease. It would be sensible to find out as much as you can regarding the managing agents as they will either make life much simpler or uncomfortable. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to practical issues like the tidiness of the common parts. Ask prospective neighbours whether they are happy with their service. In conclusion, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the appropriate party and precisely what it includes.

Do online conveyancing organisations do everything a local Romsey solicitor does or must I use a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Romsey?

If you use an online conveyancer they should undertake all the tasks your Romsey solicitor would cover.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Romsey

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Romsey practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Bells, 5 Market Place, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8XF
  • Kirklands, Unit 5 Abbey Walk, Church Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8JQ
  • Underwood & Co, 15 Junction Road, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9HG
  • Wilfred Light & Reid, 89a Shirley High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 3TU
  • Hannides & Co Solicitors Limited, 43-45 Shirley High Street, Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 3UN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Romsey regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Romsey practicing in commercial conveyancing in Romsey. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Bells, 5 Market Place, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8XF
  • Kirklands, Unit 5 Abbey Walk, Church Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8JQ
  • D E Sturgess, Fernbrook House, 42 Middlebridge Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8HL
  • Underwood & Co, 15 Junction Road, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9HG
  • Dempster Binning Llp, 5 West Links, Tollgate, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3TG

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

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated papers
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to further enquires from the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions raised by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the seller, the estate agent and repaying the home loan (if appropriate)

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

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