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Ready to buy a new home in Ascot? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Ascot conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ascot

Why would I instruct a Ascot conveyancing company given that online conveyancers are less expensive?

Its a good idea to contrast conveyancing costs in Ascot and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t become consumed with getting the cheapest Ascot conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a seamless and a distressing home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted lawyer. Emails can't take the place of a phone conversation and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of personalised service that you rarely receive from an internet conveyancer. He or She will keep you updated as to headway making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. Should it ever be necessary to contact the office you will know who you need to speak to and they will endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Ascot. My lender is Accord Mortgages

Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 9/4/2024, the requirements read as follows :

Is there a list of Co-operative panel solicitors in Ascot on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

No. There is no such facility on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few mortgage companies make their panel listings visible online. If you are looking for a Ascot lawyer on the Co-operative please use our facility.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Coventry BS. Ascot conveyancing solicitors were appointed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Coventry BS?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Coventry BS completed the survey? Have you advised Coventry BS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

It is not clear whether my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Ascot bank branch on a couple of occasions and was told it does not impact the mortgage offer and they will lend. My Ascot conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend based on their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I have no idea who is right.

Your conveyancer has to follow the CML Handbook section two requirements for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

Should my solicitor be asking questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Ascot.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors specialising in conveyancing in Ascot. There are those who buy a property in Ascot, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that can be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Ascot. The standard information supplied to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard inquiry of the seller to determine whether the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not disclosed by the seller, then a purchaser may issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading reply. A buyer’s solicitors may also conduct an enviro search. This should disclose if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be carried out.

In scouring the web for the term cheap conveyancing in Ascot it shows results of many conveyancersin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancer for purchase transaction?

The best method of finding a suitable conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so ask colleagues and family who have acquired a property in Ascot or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Ascot vary, so it's sensible to request at least four costs illustrations from varying types of law firms. Dont forget to clarify that the costs are guaranteed not to escalate.

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