I am soon to complete on the purchase of a house in Croxley Green but as a result of wreckage from some water damage at the property I have was able negotiate recompense from the current proprietors of £3k in the form of a adjustment in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of a side agreement but Barclays are not allowing this. Why were they informed?
The lawyer being on the Barclays conveyancing panel is duty bound to advise Barclays of any variations to the sale price. If you were to refuse your solicitor to report the reduction to Barclays then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Barclays and you would have to appoint a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Croxley Green.
How does conveyancing in Croxley Green differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Croxley Green approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Croxley Green tend to 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 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 Croxley Green or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Croxley Green prior to appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Croxley Green. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
Given that I will soon spend over three hundred thousand on a two bedroom apartment in Croxley Green I wish to have a conversation with the solicitor regarding thehouse move before giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?
This is something that we encourage - we would be delighted to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the lawyer due to be carrying out your conveyancing in Croxley Green.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important person, not a case reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Croxley Green should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.
Am I best advised to instruct a Croxley Green conveyancing solicitor based in the area that I am buying? We have a good friend who can perform the legal work but her office is a couple of hundredkilometers drive away.
The benefit of a high street Croxley Green conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign documents, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Croxley Green know how is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and in the main were content that must trump using an unknown Croxley Green conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.