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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chafford Hundred

What will a local search reveal regarding the property my wife and I buying in Chafford Hundred?

Chafford Hundred conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example PSG The local search plays a central role in many a Chafford Hundred conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search will supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.

How does conveyancing in Chafford Hundred differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Chafford Hundred contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because house builders in Chafford Hundred usually buy the land, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Chafford Hundred or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Chafford Hundred ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to give a loan on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Chafford Hundred. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Am I best advised to choose a Chafford Hundred conveyancing solicitor based in the area that I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can perform the legal formalities however his firm is located 200miles drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Chafford Hundred conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, hand in your identification documents and pester them if necessary. They will also have local intelligence which is a bonus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and the majority were impressed that must surpass using an unfamiliar Chafford Hundred conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.

I have been informed by numerous estate agents to expect up to two months for Chafford Hundred conveyancing to complete.This was 3 ago. The paperwork was only received from the vendors lawyer yesterday so now does it countdown?

You should take with some degree of scepticism any promises as to fast completion times. Rather you should enquire about the average time it takes for them to complete Chafford Hundred conveyancing transactions and if they are content to aim towards an agreed target date for your conveyancing in Chafford Hundred

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