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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Aldermanbury

As someone not used to conveyancing in Aldermanbury what is the number one tip you can impart concerning the legal transfer of property in Aldermanbury

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Aldermanbury or throughout London is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for conflict between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For example, the vendor, property agent and on occasion the bank. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Aldermanbury is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the legal process whose role it is to look after your legal interests and to protect you.

There is a distinct ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone must be at fault for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your conveyancer above the other parties when it comes to the legal assignment of property.

How does conveyancing in Aldermanbury differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Aldermanbury contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because developers in Aldermanbury usually acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Aldermanbury or who has acted in the same development.

Should I be wary by 3rd parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a web based conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Aldermanbury conveyancing company?

As with lots of service providers, often referrals from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. But there are lots of players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all suggest conveyancers to choose. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there exists a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the right to select your own conveyancer. You need to be aware that many lenders specify a panel list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the mortgage related work in your home move.

What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a Aldermanbury conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Aldermanbury conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you speak with two or three firms including non Aldermanbury conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be of use:

    What volume of lease extensions have they completed in Aldermanbury in the last year? How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation?

Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in trying to purchase the freehold in Aldermanbury. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Aldermanbury conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Aldermanbury property is 137 & 139 Haberdasher Street in December 2013. The Tribunal determines in accordance with section 48 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease for each Property should be £12,350.00. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 72.39 years.

I need to assess costs for conveyancing in Aldermanbury from three property lawyer and appoint one. Am I right to get them to hold tight until I I have my bid accepted on a house.

You should wait to get your solicitor to open a file and apply for searches once the sales confirmation has been sent by the selling agent especially as Aldermanbury conveyancing searches are not inexpensive.

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