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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Yarmouth house move

5 reasons to let us assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Yarmouth

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Yarmouth is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what other solicitors advise it could be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are enough parties involved in a homemove without needing to include the postman into the equation.
  • 3 Yarmouth lawyers work in conjunction with Yarmouth estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you require
  • 4 Lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal connections with Yarmouth selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Yarmouth property lawyer are the key to a successful Yarmouth conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Yarmouth since August 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Yarmouth

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Yarmouth? Why is this being asked of me?

Yarmouth conveyancing solicitors as well as nationwide property lawyers accross the UK have a duty under Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules to check the identity of any client in order to ensure that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients are required to supply two forms of certified ID; proof of identity (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and proof of address (usually a Bank Statement less than 3 months old).

Confirmation of the origin of monies is also required in compliance with the money laundering statutes as solicitors are obliged to check that the money you are utilising to purchase a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the full purchase amount if you are buying mortgage free) has come from legitimate source (such as employment savings) and is not the proceeds of illegitimate activity.

Is it necessary to pay for insurance to cover chancel repairs when acquiring a house in Yarmouth?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises took place post 12 October 2013 you could take it that lawyers handling conveyancing in Yarmouth to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

How does conveyancing in Yarmouth differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Yarmouth come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because new home sellers in Yarmouth usually buy the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Yarmouth or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Yarmouth before appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend not issue a mortgage on such a house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Yarmouth. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Yarmouth to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Yarmouth for my purchase. Is it possible to see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

You can find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor call for training purposes.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Yarmouth what are the most frequent lease problems?

Leasehold conveyancing in Yarmouth is not unique. All leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the property Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.

You could have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Birmingham Midshires, Virgin Money, and Clydesdale all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

I invested in buying a basement flat in Yarmouth, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Yarmouth with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2075

With only 55 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Yarmouth

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Yarmouth specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Clive Sutton Solicitor, 3 The Old Print Works, 85b High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9AN
  • Scott Bailey Llp, 63 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZT
  • Glanvilles Llp, The Courtyard, St Cross Business Park, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BF
  • Roach Pittis, 60-66 Lugley Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5EU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Yarmouth regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Yarmouth specialising in commercial conveyancing in Yarmouth. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Scott Bailey Llp, 63 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZT
  • Glanvilles Llp, The Courtyard, St Cross Business Park, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BF
  • Roach Pittis, 60-66 Lugley Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5EU

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Yarmouth is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the bank (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) at the Land Registry.

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

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