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Reasons to use our Wells conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Wells property deals can become significantly more protracted due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 2 Wells conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Wells have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Wells and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what alternative companies advise it could be necessary to attend your solicitor to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a house sale without having to add the postman into the mix.
  • 5 The Wells conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Wells

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wells since November 2023*

Disposal

of house residence, St Cuthbert Avenue, BA5 2JN completing on 22/11/2023 at a price of £360,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Ash Close, BA5 2QR completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £270,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Disposal

of terraced property, North Road, BA5 2TL completing on 23/11/2023 at a price of £745,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi residence, Combe Green, BA5 3QP completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £475,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wells

I can't travel far from Wells. I would like to know the logic why all Wells property lawyers aren't automatically on all mortgage company panels?

Banks highlight the fact that solicitor-led fraud is considered to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud every year.The removal of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the FSA in 2011. Its conclusions included recommendations for mortgage companies to review their conveyancing panels, which kicked off a major policy change in the sector. This resulted in mortgage companies removing a number of firms off their panel of approved conveyancers .

We note that you have a search directory listing firms on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Wells?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Wells.

I am planning to move property in April. Should my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in Wells. Conveyancing solicitor was chosen prior to coming across this site.

On the afternoon of completion you can pick up the keys from your estate agent however this should only happen when the vendors lawyers inform the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you will need to tell the removal company that they can start moving you in. We do not recommend a specific removal company but can assist you in locating a residential property solicitor in Wells or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Wells.

I'm in the process of looking at apartments in Wells and I am about to put in an offer. Is it advisable to have a lawyer on ‘stand by’? I am planning to take a home loan with Coventry BS.

It would be advisable to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the estate agent. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with Coventry BS, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel.

I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in March 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, RBS are being difficult. The Wells solicitor who is on the RBS conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but RBS are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do RBS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that RBS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why RBS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may impact a commercial site in Wells?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Wells will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Wells. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Wells.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Wells it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to Wells commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Wells.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Wells I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Wells in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

If you need a mortgage that many years may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

I have just found out that one of the directors of the solicitors handling the purchase conveyancing in Wells is is the mother of the owners that we are buying from. Is this permitted?

On the basis that there is no conflict of interest this is allowable. Where you are obtaining mortgage finance then the lender may have a say as many banks have specific instructions concerning this. For example for Coventry Building Society as of 10/2/2024, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

Yes, provided that a different fee earner or partner of no less standing acts for us, there is no conflict of interest and Law Society guidelines are followed.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Wells regulated by the SRA

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

  • Chubb Bulleid Limited, 7 Market Place, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RJ
  • Miller Lyons, 48 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9DX
  • Bgw Law Limited, 57 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5AQ
  • Bartlett Gooding & Weelen, 57 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5AQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Wells regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wells practicing in commercial conveyancing in Wells. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Chubb Bulleid Limited, 7 Market Place, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RJ
  • Miller Lyons, 48 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9DX
  • Bartlett Gooding & Weelen, 57 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5AQ

Planning law solicitors in Wells regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wells specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Chubb Bulleid Limited, 7 Market Place, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RJ

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

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