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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Berkeley

The loan offer from Santander for the remortgage of my 2 room flat is to be issued imminently. Are you able to recommend a low cost conveyancing solicitor in Berkeley?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of the lowest fares for conveyancing solicitors in Berkeley. Our aim is to provide cost effective conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be fooled by organisations offering ninety nine pound conveyancing in Berkeley. In your best case scenario, in choosing a lawyer for low cost conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst it will result in you being stung for additional fees and still not end up with the service expected.

Can you help? My Berkeley lawyer is informing me me that he is legally obliged toconduct Berkeley conveyancing searches due to the fact thatthe firm are on the HSBCconveyancing panel. Do I not have a choice here?

Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are obtaining a mortgage with a bank your conveyancer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancing practitioner would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Berkeley conveyancing searches.

Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Berkeley?

Two types of professional can do conveyancing in Berkeley namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals handle conveyancing services that required to complete the disposal or acquisition of property. They are both obliged to handle Berkeley conveyancing on similar standards and guidelines so you may be sure that your conveyancing will be professionally conducted and that the requirements and procedures will be correctly taken.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Berkeley. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Now that you are legally bound yourself to purchase you should choose a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of priority as you are faced with a pending deadline in which to complete the transaction. An auction property will have a corresponding auction pack. This should include most,if not all of the documents that your lawyer will need. If you have purchased leasehold property the conveyancing papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to leasehold premises. You need to pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that your finances are in place to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

My wife and I are in the process of viewing apartments in Berkeley and I am about to put in an offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I am planning to take a home loan with Nottingham.

You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.

I am buying a new build flat in Berkeley. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Berkeley

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

Am I best advised to go with a Berkeley conveyancing solicitor based in the area that I am buying? I have an old university friend who can conduct the legal work however they are based 300kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Berkeley conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to execute paperwork, present your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and on the whole were impressed that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Berkeley conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.

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