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Conveyancing in Wellington

Conveyancing is the process of preparing legal documents for a property sale, remortgage or lease extension, and transferring legal ownership if the property is being sold. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Wellington, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Wellington and throughout Taunton Deane 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: Bath and Weston Super Mare

Wellington Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Wellington

Wellington, located in Somerset, is a vibrant market town known for its friendly community, independent shops, and weekly farmer's market. The town is steeped in history, with landmarks like Wellington Monument and the preserved 19th-century Tonedale Mills. Notably, it was also the birthplace of the first Duke of Wellington.

The M5 motorway runs just east of the town, making it easily accessible, and the nearby Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides a wealth of outdoor opportunities. With its strong community spirit and convenient location, Wellington has a population of around 14,000.

Wellington house prices

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

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Council Tax in Wellington (2023/24)

Wellington is in Taunton Deane Borough Council.

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancer plays a pivotal role in a property purchase, and guides the buyer through the legal aspects of a home purchase.

Your lawyer will carry out comprehensive due diligence, like local authority searches (e.g. from Somerset West and Taunton Council), raising questions about how the seller has used the property, ensuring necessary funds are correctly transferred and registering the change of ownership.

Wellington conveyancing solicitors may carry out an assessment of the risk of flooding.

Will you be taking out a mortgage?

Whether you are purchasing an investment property or buying your first home, your solicitor must also complete legal work for the bank arranging your mortgage. Being a member of a lender's panel will mean your solicitor can act for your mortgage provider.

Over 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers, so we can help you complete your Wellington transaction without delay.

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Conservation areas

When purchasing a home in a conservation area, your conveyancing solicitor will check for covenants and restrictions, e.g. tree preservation orders (TPOs), and business use restrictions.

Conservation areas in Wellington and across the Taunton Deane local authority include North Curry, Hatch Beauchamp, Wiveliscombe, Bishops Hull and Hillfarrance.

Listed buildings

There are over 500,000 listed properties in England and Wales, 1,700 of which are in Taunton Deane Borough Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and around Wellington include:

  • 19 And 19A, Fore Street, Wellington, Taunton Deane, Somerset
  • Cloth Finishing Works At Tone Mills North Range Including Dyehouse And Reservoirs, Wellington, Taunton Deane, Somerset

Buying and owning a listed building can be a lot more complicated. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include required consent for any alterations, and . Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will help you understand the legal duties your ownership will impose.

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New Build

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Wellington is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Wellington will need to be qualified to handle things like handling reservation fees, ensuring compliance with planning regulations and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and Protek.

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Selling a house or flat in Wellington

At the start of the property selling process in Wellington, your lawyer will prepare the necessary documentation, including the sale contract and property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The conveyancer's duties entail answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and overcoming hurdles such as a boundary dispute.

Your solicitor will liaise with key parties, including estate agents, landlords and lenders, confirming that the property sale completes without a hitch.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties usually takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and management company information. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by the solicitor to get these documents together.

The seller's solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer, because these details could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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Remortgaging

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Before instructing, your solicitor must be able to act for your mortgage lender.

Our partner panel solicitors are on the panels of all major building societies and banks. Whether you are changing to an equity release mortgage with Halifax or taking out an interest only mortgage from Birmingham Midshires, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Wellington Transfer of equity

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

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

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How much does conveyancing cost in Wellington?

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

Conveyancing legal fees

The conveyancing quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your conveyancing solicitor charges you for the work they complete on your behalf.

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party costs paid by your solicitor on your behalf. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

Some firms may set out extra costs in their terms and conditions, resulting in a higher-than-expected final bill. Beware of hidden fees or extra charges, if you are comparing quotes.

Article by Completely Moved authors

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

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