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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Downe

My best friend’s brother is a solicitor. I expect that I will receive friends and family fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in Downe?

You should compare pricing. Do use our comparison tool on this page. The fees will vary but the service one can expect are distinct between conveyancers as is the case with most professions.

We are getting closer to an exchange on a property in Downe and my mum and dad have sent the ten percent deposit to my solicitor. I am now told that as the deposit has not arrived from me my conveyancer needs to disclose this to my bank. I am advised that, in also acting for the lender he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I advised the bank regarding my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?

Your solicitor is legally required to clarify with mortgage company to make sure that they know that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only disclose this to your mortgage company if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Downe is more expensive?

The conveyancing costs for a leasehold premises in Downe is often higher when contrasted to a freehold property. This is due to the supplemental work necessary in corresponding with the landlord and managing agents to collate the information about whether the rent and service fee have been cleared and whether there are any major works due in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial land in Downe?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Downe will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Downe. The search result provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Downe.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Downe it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Downe commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Downe.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Downe 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?

You no longer need to hold title deeds to prove you are the owner of your registered land or property, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

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