Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Whitchurch

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Reasons to use our Whitchurch conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with Whitchurch estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 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) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Whitchurch have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Whitchurch and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 4 The Whitchurch conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Whitchurch
  • 5 Whitchurch property lawyers work in partnership with Whitchurch estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitchurch since October 2021*

Sale

of detached residence premises, Cotswold Road, BS3 4NS completing on 20/10/2021 at a price of £395,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Disposal

of flat Upton Road BS3 1LP, at the agreed consideration of £230,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi-detached property, Gilbert Road, BS5 9DS completing on 20/10/2021 at a price of £335,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Purchase

of flat Hotwell Road BS8 4RY, acquired for £180,500. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitchurch

My husband and I are planning to acquire a 2 bedroom flat in Whitchurch with a mortgage. We have a Whitchurch solicitor, however the bank advise he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel firms or continue with our Whitchurch conveyancing practitioner as well as pay for one of their panel firms to act for them. We regard this is inequitable; are we not able to require that the lender use our Whitchurch lawyer ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Whitchurch conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Can the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend conduct right to buy conveyancing in Whitchurch?

We work with numerous conveyancing specialists who can service right to buy transactions Please contact us in order to get a costs calculation.

What will a local search reveal concerning the property I am buying in Whitchurch?

Whitchurch conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search is essential in every Whitchurch conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic headings.

I am buying a new build house in Whitchurch with a loan from Aldermore. The developers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not disclose to my conveyancer about the extras as it will put at risk my loan with Aldermore. Is this normal?.

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.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Whitchurch is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Whitchurch are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Whitchurch you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Whitchurch may ascertain 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.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Whitchurch for my house move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

Members of the public may find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training reasons.

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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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitchurch specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Whitchurch specialising in commercial conveyancing in Whitchurch. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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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