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Ready to buy a new home in Southbourne? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Southbourne transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southbourne

I am obtaining a mortgage offer from Santander. My intention is to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer in Southbourne. Does the Santander Solicitor panel allow for Licensed Conveyancers?

The Santander conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.

I am the registered owner of a freehold property in Southbourne but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Southbourne and has limited impact for conveyancing in Southbourne 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 establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

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

How does conveyancing in Southbourne differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Southbourne approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because builders in Southbourne usually purchase 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 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Southbourne or who has acted in the same development.

I'm refinancing my current home to a buy to let mortgage with The Mortgage Works and intend to use the remaining equity towards a second house. The area we are looking at is Southbourne. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two lenders and tie in the transactions?

Do use our search tool on this page to ensure that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are your lawyer should be able to tie up the two deals but you should talk with you conveyancer and communicate your expectations and needs.

Been looking for a conveyancer for freehold sale conveyancing in Southbourne. I'm selling, simple no mortgage to pay off, no hurry, currently vacant. Got an estimate from a property lawyer for £800 plus VAT which is a tad steep considering its so straightforward. Is it possible to find less expensive fees for conveyancing in Southbourne?

As it’s a sale only, £500 + VAT would be about the lowest for a Southbourne solicitor firm.

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