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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Whitchurch conveyancing

Reasons to use our Whitchurch conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Whitchurch conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Whitchurch
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Whitchurch have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Whitchurch and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Whitchurch solicitor have developed excellent links with Whitchurch local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Whitchurch.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Whitchurch
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Whitchurch is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitchurch since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitchurch

I own a freehold house in Whitchurch but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Whitchurch and has limited impact for conveyancing in Whitchurch but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.

We had appointed conveyancing lawyers with offices in Whitchurch on the Santander solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a further charge for the legal aspects of the Santander mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Santander?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your property lawyer can charge a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Santander but by your Whitchurch property lawyer. Some firms on the Santander panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many firms include it on their overall fee.

How can we know in advance if a Whitchurch conveyancing solicitor on the Kent Reliance panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Whitchurch getting recommendations is a good start. 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 advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.

My partner and I have organised the release of further funds on our home loan from UBS as we want to conduct a loft conversion to our house in Whitchurch. Are we obliged to select a bricks and mortar Whitchurch solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

UBS do not ordinarily appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the UBS panel.

Should commercial conveyancing searches disclose proposed roadworks that may impact a commercial property in Whitchurch?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Whitchurch will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Whitchurch. The report provides definitive data 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 Whitchurch.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Whitchurch it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Whitchurch commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Whitchurch.

I'm buying a new build house in Whitchurch with a mortgage from Barnsley Building Society. The developers refused to move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent suggested that I not inform my lawyer about this deal as it will adversely affect my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Given that I am about to spend £400,000 on 3 bedroom house in Whitchurch I wish to talk to a solicitor regarding theconveyancing in advance of instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer due to be carrying out your conveyancing in Whitchurch.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important individual, not a matter number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for your conveyancing in Whitchurch should be the figure that you end up paying.

I wish to sublet my leasehold flat in Whitchurch. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?

A small minority of properties in Whitchurch do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Whitchurch - Sample of Questions you should ask before buying

    This information is useful as a) areas may result in problems in the block as the common areas may begin to deteriorate where repairs are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the running of the building you will want to know about it Are there any major works anticipated that could increase the service charges? What is the the remaining lease term?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Whitchurch regulated by the SRA

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

  • Cooke Painter Limited, 314 Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS4 2QG
  • David Lees & Co, 319 Wells Road, Bristol, Avon, BS4 2QD
  • Nelson Legal Llp, Victory House, 172 Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2AL
  • Peter Burrows & Co, 194 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS3 1JF
  • Watkins Solicitors Incorporating Brain Sinnott & Co, 192 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol, BS3 1JF

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Whitchurch

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitchurch with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Cooke Painter Limited, 314 Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS4 2QG
  • David Lees & Co, 319 Wells Road, Bristol, Avon, BS4 2QD
  • Open Trustees Limited, 2 Temple Back East, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6EG
  • Osborne Clarke Trustees Limited, 2 Temple Back East, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6EG
  • Burges Salmon Llp, 1 Glass Wharf, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS2 0ZX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Whitchurch regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitchurch specialising in commercial conveyancing in Whitchurch. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Cooke Painter Limited, 314 Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS4 2QG
  • David Lees & Co, 319 Wells Road, Bristol, Avon, BS4 2QD
  • Watkins Solicitors Incorporating Brain Sinnott & Co, 192 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol, BS3 1JF
  • Osborne Clarke Trustees Limited, 2 Temple Back East, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6EG
  • Open Trustees Limited, 2 Temple Back East, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS1 6EG

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

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