What is the first thing I need to know about purchase conveyancing in Ascot?
Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Ascot and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the seller, property agent and on occasion your bank. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in Ascot should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the transaction whose role it is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.
There is a distinct creep of a "blame" culture- someone has to be blamed for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you should always trust your solicitor above all other parties in the conveyancing process.
Our mortgage company has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Ascot but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Ascot round the corner to me. Are you able to assist?
The minority of Ascot conveyancing firms are on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Please make the most of the above find an approved solicitor tool to identify a Ascot conveyancing solicitor on the on the mortgage company panel.
The deeds to our property can not be found. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in Ascot 4 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?
You no longer need to have the physical deeds to establish that you own the land or property, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
I opted to have a survey done on a property in Ascot ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor has said that some banks will refuse to give a mortgage on such a home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Ascot. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but reside in Ascot. My conveyancer (based 250 miles awayneeds me to sign a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Ascot to witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Ascot