Conveyancing Solicitors in Shepton Mallet

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Conveyancing in Shepton Mallet

Conveyancing is defined as the work a solicitor or licenced conveyancer does to transfer a property from one party to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Shepton Mallet, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

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

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Shepton Mallet Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Shepton Mallet

Nestled in the Mendip district of Somerset, Shepton Mallet is a small rural town known for its close proximity to the Mendip Hills and several historical landmarks. It's home to the Kilver Court Gardens, and nearby is the Royal Bath & West Showground, a popular venue for various events. The town offers a peaceful lifestyle, a community atmosphere, and a variety of property types. Shepton Mallet has a population of approximately 10,000.

Shepton Mallet house prices

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

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Council Tax in Shepton Mallet (2023/24)

Shepton Mallet is in Mendip District Council.

What do Shepton Mallet conveyancing solicitors do?

During a property purchase, your lawyer will take care of the technical side of the transaction. This means performing due diligence on the property purchase, like obtaining searches from authorities including Mendip Council, raising enquires of the seller and completing the registration of your ownership.

In addition to standard searches, Shepton Mallet conveyancing solicitors could also undertake an assessment of the risk of flooding.

Are you taking out a mortgage?

When you buy a property with a mortgage, your mortgage bank will need to confirm that the property's value is enough to cover the amount of the mortgage.

Your transaction could take weeks longer to complete if your property lawyer is not on your bank's panel.

We work with conveyancers who can represent the vast majority of lenders, facilitating a quicker completion of your transaction.

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We can assist Shepton Mallet buyers with the legal work for:

Conservation area

When you purchase a flat or house in a conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for potential planning issues, e.g. inheritance of prior approvals or lack of building regulations for alterations. Conservation areas in Shepton Mallet and the Mendip local authority include Beckington, Buckland Dinham and Doulting.

Listed buildings

Approximately 500,000 listed properties exist across the country, and around 3,220 of which are in Mendip District Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and around Shepton Mallet include:

  • The Field Inn, Cannard's Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Mendip, Somerset
  • 40-41 Board Cross, Shepton Mallet, Mendip, Somerset
  • Terrace Of Three Cottages Attached To Left Of The Field Inn, Cannard's Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Mendip, Somerset

There are many additional things to consider when buying a listed building. Our experienced panel of solicitors will clarify the commitments a listed building owner must make. Examples include required consent for landscaping, and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces.

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Selling a house or flat in Shepton Mallet

When selling a home in Shepton Mallet, the solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation - such as title deeds and property information forms, and help you fill out this paperwork.

The solicitor's role involves responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor, overcoming hurdles such as a boundary dispute and taking charge of the mortgage redemption.

Your solicitor will work with all parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, to help ensure the sale is completed without incident.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Shepton Mallet?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more complicated compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Shepton Mallet must carry out additional legal work, including requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to details of common parts management.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a conveyancer as early as possible.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Shepton Mallet

The base interest rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Before instructing, you will need to check that your solicitor can act for your lender.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on the panels of all major building societies and banks. Whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with Lloyds Bank or moving to a variable rate mortgage with Bradford and Bingley, we can assist.

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Shepton Mallet Transfer of equity

Whether you are buying out a joint owner, gifting a home or inheritance tax planning, you'll need the help of a solicitor to handle the transfer of equity.

Your conveyancer will complete the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much do conveyancing solicitors fees cost in Shepton Mallet?

Conveyancing quotes often include costs that might be new to many:

Conveyancing legal fees

These fees are what your solicitor or conveyancer charges you for the legal services they provide for you. Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.


The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, such as Stamp Duty, property searches and a plan search.

Check what's included in your quote

Some solicitors' quotes include extra costs in their terms and conditions. This can mean a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote. Make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote, when you compare conveyancing quotes.

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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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