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Reasons to use our Shanklin conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Shanklin has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 Shanklin solicitors work in conjunction with Shanklin estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Shanklin is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Shanklin estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Regardless alternative lawyers inform you it just might be necessary to attend your conveyancer to sign contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without needing to add Royal Mail into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shanklin since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shanklin

I plan on acquiring a flat in Shanklin. My Solicitor is not listed on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Is it possible for me to use my Shanklin conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the lender list of approved lawyers?

You have a number of alternatives open to you here

  • Carry on with your chosen Shanklin conveyancing practitioner but your mortgage company will no doubt appoint a solicitor on their approved panel. This will result in additional cost together with likely frustration.
  • Appoint a new conveyancer to conduct the conveyancing, making sure they are on the lender conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your conveyancing practitioner to pull out all the stops to get listed on the mortgage company conveyancing panel

We have rather pushy sellers who has suggested a preliminary agreement with a down payment 10k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

This type of agreement is unusual in Shanklin, conveyancers are not keen on them as they detract from focusing on the main conveyancing focus and if you end up having your deposit forfeited then the lawyer is left exposed. Furthermore, there is no assurance that just because the seller has signed an exclusivity contract they will complete the sale with you. They may be motivated to break the contract if they are offered sufficient offer to do so because a wronged buyer with the benefit of a lockout agreement will still be duty bound to show losses as a consequence of the breach and these may not amount to the extra amount that the owner may secure by breaking the contract, no matter how morally shameful that may be.

It is is a decade since I purchased my house in Shanklin. Conveyancing lawyers have just been retained on the sale but I can't locate the deeds. Is this a major issue?

Don’t worry too much. First there is a chance that the deeds will be with your mortgage company or they may stored with the lawyers who handled the purchase. Secondly in most cases the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining current official copies of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Shanklin relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it is more of a problem but is resolvable.

My lender has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Shanklin but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Shanklin or nearer to where I live. Are you able to assist?

It is by no means the case that all Shanklin conveyancing firms are approved and listed on all banks conveyancing panel. Use our search tool to find a Shanklin conveyancing solicitor on the on the mortgage company panel.

If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in Shanklin what would it be?

We would encourage you not to go for the cheapest Shanklin conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.

My husband and I have arranged the release of further monies on our mortgage from TSB as we intend to conduct alterations to our house in Shanklin. Are we obliged to appoint a bricks and mortar Shanklin solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

TSB would not normally require firms on their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the TSB panel.

We were going to get a DIP from UBS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do UBS recommend any Shanklin solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Shanklin solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the UBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and UBS through the process.

I have been told that property searches are the number one reason for obstruction in Shanklin conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Shanklin.

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Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Shanklin regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Shanklin but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Terence Michael Willey & Co Ltd, Grove Mews, PO35 5SB

Residential in Shanklin is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated papers
  • Supplying draft papers to the solicitor acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to further queries from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s solicitor
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

Shanklin commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Industrial and warehouse premises Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback Formation of commercial management companies Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction

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

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