We are purchasing a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Burnham who is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Bank of Ireland . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Burnham.
We're in Burnham, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Bank of Ireland , and our lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancing practitioner should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
My relative recommended that where I am purchasing in Burnham I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Burnham conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Burnham around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Burnham Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Burnham.
How does conveyancing in Burnham differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Burnham approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because builders in Burnham usually buy 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Burnham or who has acted in the same development.
As co-executor for the estate of my aunt I am disposing of a residence in Cardiff but reside in Burnham. My conveyancer (based 260 kilometers from mehas requested that I sign a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Burnham to attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Burnham based