Our experienced team of local Salisbury based licensed conveyancers and solicitors have that experience – over the last 20 years, we’ve helped about 10,000 people moving house, both locally around Salisbury, throughout Wiltshire and nationwide.
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And all of our team are genuine property experts – conveyancing is all they do. And what’s more, with offices in Salisbury, Amesbury, Fordingbridge and Andover, we have the specialist local property knowledge and strong relationships with all the local estate agents, that can make such a difference to a stress free property purchase.
Over the last 20 years, our conveyancers have helped around 10,000 people like you move home.
SO CALL OR EMAIL US NOW FOR YOUR CONVEYANCING QUOTE ON SALISBURY (01722) 422300
Many buyers and sellers do not acknowledge the importance of having a competent and professional solicitor when dealing with conveyancing. This is especially the case in residential transactions.
But you don’t just need to take our word for our expertise – we have been regularly recommended for years by many local Salisbury estate agents.
And what’s more, here at Bonallack & Bishop we are an approved Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) practice.
CQS was set up by the Law Society so that clients can easily identify those law firms who provide consistently efficient and reliable high quality residential conveyancing.
What’s more, the Conveyancing Quality Scheme is trusted by some of the UK’s largest mortgage companies [including Santander, HSBC, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank] who require membership of the scheme for membership of their lender panels. In fact, as at April 10, 2023), we are currently on the panel of 48 major mortgage lenders.
Getting on this quality assurance scheme isn’t automatic – all the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme firms have to go through a process of rigorous testing to show that they have a specialist level of knowledge, experience and practice in property law.
What’s more, we are 1 of just 3 law firms nationwide to be formally recommended by Progressive Property – the U.K.’s largest business educating the nation’s buy to let landlords and property investors.
Your conveyancing – how we can help
Our Salisbury Property Solicitors provide:
- FREE no strings attached phone advice
- A FREE conveyancing free quote – so you know exactly what you will have to pay with regard both to our legal costs, and disbursements (i.e. costs we have to pay on your behalf to 3rd parties e.g. for searches) – without any hidden extra charges
- A full written report before exchange of contracts
- Regular contact and updates with you and your estate agent
Are we the right conveyancers for you?
Don’t just take our word for it.
Click here to read just some of the conveyancing reviews we’ve had from happy clients – and from a number of local estate agents who consistently refer their clients to us.
Solicitors and conveyancers – what’s the difference?
Both solicitors who specialise in in property and conveyancing and licensed conveyancers often have them expertise. The main difference often just a different qualification. Solicitors are at the heart of the legal industry and represented by the Law Society and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. As part of their training they have often wide experience, although it’s common for them to specialise after qualifying. In contrast, licensed conveyancers are regulated by the CLC, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. As the name suggests, their training is limited to just conveyancing – so normally they won’t have the experience or qualifications to practice in any other areas of law.
Our highly experienced property team includes both solicitors and licensed conveyancers. And whether you have a solicitor or licenced conveyancer acting for you, here at Bonallack & Bishop conveyancing is all they do (with around 65 staff we have plenty of other lawyers to provide you with the specialist legal advice you need). So you can rest assured that they all have the residential conveyancing experience to minimise your stress when you come to buy and sell your next home or investment property.
What is the conveyancing process?
Here is a brief summary of what you should expect, which depends of course whether you’re buying and/or selling.
· The solicitor/conveyancer for the seller (often referred to as the “vendors”) will prepare a contract and send it to the purchaser’s solicitor. Their solicitors will review the contract and raise what are known as “enquiries” (i.e. any questions they have about the contract or about the legal title. They will also get a copy of the legal title (i.e. a record of the ownership of the property) from the Land Registry. The Land Registry records will show how you own the property and whether, for example there are outstanding mortgages and any other rights over the property (only a small amount of land and property in the UK is not currently registered with the Land Registry – and if you’re buying or selling unregistered land, then the process of checking the title etc is a little different)
· The purchasing conveyancer will also carry out a variety of legal searches again to learn more about property and to make sure there are no problems with ownership
· In the meantime your lender (that’s if you’re taking out a mortgage) will be getting more information about you and your finances before making a final mortgage offer. They will also carry out anti-money-laundering checks – which both solicitors must also conduct on their own clients.
· At this stage both solicitors/conveyancers will communicate with each other – and when they have both satisfied themselves things are in order, they will agree to exchange contracts and agree a date for completion. When contracts have been exchanged, and a deposit paid by the purchaser, there is a legally binding contract between the purchaser and vendor.
· The solicitor/conveyancer will then arrange for the purchase monies to be transferred and collecting any stamp duty that is required on the purchase. They will then complete the transaction.
· The purchasing solicitor will then register the new ownership with the Land Registry.
What you should consider when buying a house together
Buying a house with your partner is a ‘big move’ (excuse the pun!). As the law regarding married couples is very different to that regarding unmarried couples, you should seriously weigh up your options if you want to move in together.
If more than one person purchases a house, the property can be owned as joint tenants or as tenants in common.
• Joint Tenants
This means that you both have equal ownership of the property. If one of you died, total ownership of the property would fall into the hands of the living partner. Regardless of which one of you pays for the mortgage or paid for the deposit, you would both get a 50% equity share if you separated.
• Tenants in Common
You should record in writing how much of the house you and your partner owned, and how it was split – e.g. 40/60 or 70/30. This may be a good idea if one of you pays more than the other. If one of you died, the other partner would not automatically obtain your share. However, it is also essential that you both make Wills, stating who your share of the house goes to when you die.
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If you live in the Salisbury area and looking to buy a flat or house, and you’re looking for a conveyancing lawyer near you, call us now to see how we can help you
- Call our team on Salisbury (01722) 422300 OR
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