I require fast conveyancing in Aldershot as I am faced with pressure to exchange contracts within 2 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?
As you are are a mortgage free purchaser you have the choice not to do searches although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Aldershot the following are examples of what can show up and adversely impact future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Aldershot. Now, I need my documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Aldershot of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am looking for a flat up to £235,500 and found one close by in Aldershot I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Aldershot suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be an issue. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.
Do I need to be wary about estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use an online conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Aldershot conveyancing firm?
As is the case with lots of professional services, often input from connections can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are numerous players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks might all put forward lawyers to appoint. Sometimes the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there might be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You have the right to appoint your own conveyancer. However, bear in mind that most banks specify a panel list of lawyers you must use for the lender related work in your house move.
Is it best to instruct a Aldershot conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can execute the legal work but his firm is located 400miles drive away.
The benefit of a high street Aldershot conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and on the whole were happy that should outweigh using an unknown Aldershot conveyancing lawyer just because they are based in the area.