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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Binfield

As someone clueless as to the Binfield conveyancing process what is the number one tip you can impart for the legal transfer of property in Binfield

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Binfield and elsewhere in Berkshire is an adversarial process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for conflict between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For example, the vendor, selling agent and sometimes your bank. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Binfield is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the legal process whose interest is to look after your legal interests and to protect you.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest will attempt to sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your solicitor is wrong. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do take action that is against your conveyancers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

Do I have to attend the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Binfield so that I can attend their offices when needed.

As opposed to 15 years ago, almost all lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the borrowers signature. It will still be necessary for you to hand over identification documents and there are still distinct benefits to using a locally based solicitor, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Binfield.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Binfield. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Binfield

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. 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. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply a car parking plan.

Am I better off to go with a Binfield conveyancing solicitor based in the vicinity that I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can handle the legal formalities but her office is 300kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local Binfield conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to execute documents, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a plus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and the majority were impressed that must trump using an unknown Binfield conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being Binfield based.

Can a conveyancer remove someone from the title of my property in Binfield ?

Removing or adding someone to the title of your property is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a property lawyer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a solicitor

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