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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Becontree

How does conveyancing in Becontree differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Becontree approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because house builders in Becontree typically purchase the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 Becontree or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Becontree before appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not grant a loan on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Becontree. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

What does commercial conveyancing in Becontree cover?

Becontree conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide range of advice, offered by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

Should I go with a Becontree conveyancing practitioner based in the vicinity that I am hoping to buy? An old friend can conduct the legal formalities but they are based 200miles away.

The benefit of a local Becontree conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, deliver your ID and pester 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 they were content that should surpass using an unfamiliar Becontree conveyancing solicitor just because they are Becontree based.

My husband and I are disposing of a Becontree flat left to us six years ago in 2012. I have over ten years conveyancing knowledge and, now retired, intend to carry out my own conveyancing. The purchaser's conveyancer has informed me that their bank will not allow you to do your own conveyancing mandating that the funds to be sent to a solicitor's bank account.

Lending instructions to property lawyers from all mainstream lenders state that If the vendor does not have legal representation the borrower's lawyers should check whether the bank needs to be informed so that a decision can be reached if they are prepared to progress.

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