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Cheap conveyancing in South Brent does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our South Brent conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 South Brent solicitors work in conjunction with South Brent estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the the conveyancers for the other party are located in South Brent - if so both parties will be on good working terms
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in South Brent have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to South Brent and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 South Brent solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to South Brent conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing
  • 5 Regardless other companies advise it may be important to visit your lawyer to sign contracts. There are enough parties engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in South Brent since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Brent

When reading for a high-quality lawyer in South Brent, many say that I must instruct a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

South Brent Conveyancing Quality Scheme practices have been granted certification by the law Society CQS was brought about to establish evidence of quality standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS enables consumers to identify practices who provide a quality residential conveyancing. South Brent is one of locations in England and Wales in which CQS have offices. The scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

We previously instructed solicitors located in South Brent on the Co-operative solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me a separate sum for dealing with the Co-operative mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Co-operative?

Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancer is entitled to levy a fee for this. The charge is not set by Co-operative but by your South Brent solicitor. Plenty of firms on the Co-operative panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

How can we tell if a South Brent conveyancing solicitor on the Nationwide panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in South Brent seeking recommendations is a good starting point. 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 which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Santander. Is it usual for Santander to only issue the offer once my solicitor in South Brent is approved on their conveyancing panel? Santander have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Santander to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Santander conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Should my solicitor be making enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in South Brent.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in South Brent. Some people will purchase a property in South Brent, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that may be carried out by the purchaser or by their solicitors which should figure out the risks in South Brent. The standard property information forms sent to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the owner to discover if the property has historically flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the owner, then a purchaser could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect reply. A buyer’s lawyers should also order an environmental search. This will indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be made.

I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in South Brent. I now require my papers however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in South Brent of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in South Brent ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders may not give a mortgage on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Nationwide. If you call us we can investigate further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in South Brent. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in South Brent with the intention of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in South Brent can be reduced if you appoint lawyers as soon as your agents start advertising the property and ask them to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the purchasers’ representatives.
  • The majority of freeholders or managing agents in South Brent levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in South Brent. You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be advisable verify this via your lawyers. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the lease term is less than 75 years. In the circumstances it is important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should make sure that you have the original share certificate. Obtaining a replacement share certificate is often a lengthy process and slows down many a South Brent home move. If a duplicate share certificate is required, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this as soon as possible.

South Brent Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    What is the name of the managing agents? Best to be warned whether a new roof is being installed or some other significant cost is due in the foreseeable future to be shared amongst the leaseholders and could well dramatically increase the the maintenance costs or necessitate a specific invoice. Make sure you investigate if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance some leases prohibit pets being allowed in in a block in South Brent. If you love the propertyin South Brent but your dog can’t move with you then you have a very difficult determination.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in South Brent

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Brent practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Kings - Solicitors, 24 Fore Street, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9AB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in South Brent regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in South Brent specialising in commercial conveyancing in South Brent. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Kings - Solicitors, 24 Fore Street, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9AB

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in South Brent normally consists of the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the bank (if applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

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