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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Earlswood

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Earlswood?

If you are buying a property in Earlswood your lawyer will ask you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Ordinarily this is requested to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is payable against the sale price then this should be needed shortly ahead of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed will be payable a couple of days prior to the completion date.

I am assisting my mother sell her flat in Earlswood. Will the conveyancer arrange an energy assessment or do I organise this?

Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was maintained a mandatory component of moving house. An energy performance certificate needs to be commissioned before the property is advertised. This is not something that lawyers ordinarily organise. If you are using a Earlswood conveyancing solicitor they may be willing to arrange energy assessments due to their relationships with long established local providers

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a ground floor flat in Earlswood. Do I collect the keys to the premises on the completion date from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Earlswood?

On the day of completion you do not need to attend the conveyancers office in Earlswood. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the vendor’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs early afternoon.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Earlswood. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

What does a local search reveal regarding the property my wife and I purchasing in Earlswood?

Earlswood conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations such as Searches UK The local search is essential in every Earlswood conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable 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 topic headings.

How does conveyancing in Earlswood differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Earlswood approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Earlswood typically acquire the site, 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 property lawyers 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 Earlswood or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Earlswood I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it only has 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Earlswood for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

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