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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Ventnor’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Ventnor.

Reasons to use our Ventnor conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Ventnor lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Ventnor conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your home move
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Ventnor estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally results in a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Ventnor will be conducted by a property lawyer on your bank approved panel.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Ventnor is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ventnor since July 2021*

Disposal

of apartment Clarendon Villas PO38 1TS, at buying consideration of £218,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of flat Alpine Road PO38 1BT, sold for £146,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Transfer

of terraced property, Shore Road, PO38 1RF completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £585,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi-detached property, East Mead, PO37 6NA completing on 10/08/2021 at a price of £494,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ventnor

Completed the sale of my flat in Ventnor last November but the buyer keeps SMS messaging every few hours to moan that their conveyancer needs to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?

Following your sale your solicitor should deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also confirm that the mortgage has been paid off to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements peculiar conveyancing in Ventnor.

I am buying a semi-detached house in Ventnor. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Ventnor you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Ventnor.

I have been told that property searches are a common reason for hinderance in Ventnor house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Ventnor.

How does conveyancing in Ventnor differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Ventnor contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because builders in Ventnor tend to buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Ventnor or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Ventnor is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Ventnor are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Ventnor you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Ventnor may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

Should I be concerned that third parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Ventnor conveyancing practice?

As is the case with many professional services, often input from family and friends can be most helpful. Nevertheless there are lots of parties with a vested interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders might all recommend solicitors to instruct. On occasion the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there might be a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the right to appoint your preferred conveyancer. You need to be aware that the majority of lenders have an approved list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your house move.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Ventnor regulated by the SRA

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

  • A J Careless Limited, 19 Church Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1SN
  • Lesley A Kemp Solicitor, 2a Sandown Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9JP

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

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide as well as Ventnor. When using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Be supplied with a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Be provided with a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel 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 individual needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Receive a speedy, independent and comprehensive service where if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in Ventnor.

Home selling conveyancing in Ventnor usually comprises the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the solicitor acting for the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering further queries from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s solicitor
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and repaying the mortgage (if applicable)

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

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