News

24 January 2024

The current property market has seen huge change over the past couple of years with of course the sharp rise in interest rates in 2022 affecting the ability for first time buyers and those looking to remortgage to progress with property transactions. However, recent news suggests lenders are looking at lowering fixed interest rates for mortgages and the local Yeovil property market remains active and buoyant.

Our conveyancing solicitors have a wealth of legal knowledge, market experience and contacts to assist you every step of the way. One of our friendly team of experts will be assigned to your case throughout and will be on hand to offer clear, practical, and personalised legal advice. We work very closely with local estate agents and mortgage brokers and can recommend specialists who can assist with surveys/structural reports etc.

Our residential conveyancing solicitors can advise on all aspects of buying and selling property including:

  • Buying and selling Freehold and Leasehold properties;
  • Grade 1 & 2 listed properties;
  • Lease Extensions;
  • Auction properties ;
  • Re-financing/Re-mortgaging or further advances including Legal Charges and second mortgages;
  • Transfers of Equity and Transfers of Part of a legal title;
  • Unregistered properties ;
  • Shared ownership ;
  • Newly built properties;
  • Plot sales;
  • Probate sales;
  • HM Land Registry applications

Case study conducted by Ross Siviter

Problem: A recent challenging property transaction concerned a landowner selling off individual plots on a local multimillion-pound development. The client had tight deadlines to meet to pay contractors and other debts due.

How we helped: Parts of the legal title had been split, but we had to deal with the drafting of further transfers, complicated by various applications with priority at HM Land Registry and the provision of complex bridging finance in order that the client could purchase another property alongside the plot sales.

Outcome: We successfully completed the transactions in line with our clients’ deadlines and wishes whilst dealing with several different law firms and responding to multiple enquiries raised.

Case study conducted by Ross Siviter

Problem: Our client wanted to purchase a property very quickly in order to meet various deadlines.

How we helped: We had to raise enquiries that were in the best interests of our clients all whilst doing so in a quick timeframe. This meant seeking updates and pushing the transaction forward without delays. We also had to prepare a report on the title of the property and alert the client to any potential restrictions affecting the property very quickly. We did so without delay and without missing any of the detail required.

Outcome: Completed the transaction within 3 weeks to meet the client’s deadline, expectations and wishes.

What our clients say about us:

“Brilliant service couldn’t speak any higher of Tina and Cathy. Professional and friendly what more could you ask for” – C Wallis

“Throughout the entire conveyancing process, Naomi provided an excellent & efficient service dealing with any queries as they arose & keeping us well informed on progress being made. This turned a potentially stressful event into one that ran smoothly from start to finish. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Naomi to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property.” – R Lucas

“Ross Siviter recently helped us purchase a property. He was highly efficient and the process we extremely smooth from start to finish. Great service and follow up. I would not hesitate to instruct him again.” - Steven

Many of our clients return to us time and time again, with Battens assisting generations of families to move home. If you would like to find out more about how our Residential Conveyancing team can support you, contact us on 0800 652 8373 or visit our residential conveyancing page