Conveyancing Solicitors in Crewkerne

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Conveyancing in Crewkerne

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of property from one person to another, including the preparation and execution of the legal documents, and the registration of the new ownership. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Crewkerne, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Crewkerne and throughout South Somerset with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Taunton and Weston Super Mare

Crewkerne Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Crewkerne

A market town in Somerset, Crewkerne is known for its historic architecture and the nearby Ham Hill Country Park. Popular residential areas include Misterton and South Perrott. Crewkerne has a railway station, providing links to Exeter and London Waterloo. Crewkerne has a population of approximately 7,000.

Crewkerne house prices

The average price paid for a property in Crewkerne between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Crewkerne (2023/24)

Crewkerne is in South Somerset District Council.

What do Crewkerne conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancer plays a pivotal role in a property purchase.

Your solicitor will order searches, raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, review the contract of sale, and fulfil post-completion formalities, like paying SDLT and HMLR registration.

Crewkerne conveyancing solicitors may also undertake a flood risk assessment.

Will you be taking out a mortgage?

During the conveyancing process, your solicitor must also complete the legal work on behalf of the bank or building society.

If your solicitor is not on your lender's panel, your purchase could take significantly longer to complete.

Over 100 banks and building societies have approved our chosen panel lawyers, so we can help you complete your Crewkerne transaction smoothly.

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Conservation area

When you purchase a house or flat in a Crewkerne conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will need to check for restrictions on how you can use the house or flat, which could include restrictions on property usage or local byelaws.

Conservation areas in Crewkerne and the South Somerset local authority include:

  • Montacute
  • Marston Magna
  • Thorne Coffin
  • Puckington

New Build

The conveyancing for buying a new build in Crewkerne is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Crewkerne will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, handling initial Land Registry registration and additional lender requirements.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling property in Crewkerne

When selling a property in Crewkerne, your conveyancer will prepare vital paperwork, including the title deeds and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and will help you answer these forms.

Responsibilities include responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor, handling obstacles like a landlord dispute and handling the mortgage redemption.

Your lawyer will communicate effectively with all parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, to make sure your sale completes without a hitch.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Typically, delays are due to the time required by the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

Your solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer, because the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

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Remortgaging a property in Crewkerne

The official base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

You will need to verify the remortgage solicitor you have picked is an approved member of your lender's legal panel before you instruct.

We work with solicitors who can act for over 100 banks and building societies, so whether you are switching to a 2-year fixed rate from Barclays Bank or taking out a home reversion mortgage from Aviva, we can assist.

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Crewkerne Transfer of equity

Whether you are buying out a co-owner, gifting a home or dealing with inheritance tax planning, you will need to transfer equity. Your lawyer will handle the legal side for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Crewkerne?

Conveyancing legal fees

The conveyancing quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the work they carry out.

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a managing agent information pack.

Are the conveyancing fees fixed?

When comparing quotes, double-check for additional fees or charges. Some firms include extra costs in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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