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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Easton

Do conveyancers request money on account for conveyancing in Easton?

If you are buying a property in Easton your lawyer will request that you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Generally this is requested to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is payable against the total price then this will be required shortly ahead of contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due should be transferred shortly before completion.

How do I check that the solicitor carrying out my conveyancing in Easton is on the lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Lloyds TSB Bank thus paying £187.00 plus VAT in additional conveyancing fees.

Feel free to take advantage of the search tool on this page. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘Easton’ or your location and you will be presented with a number of lawyer located in Easton or near you.

I am helping my niece sell her property in Easton. Will the conveyancing solicitor commission the EPC or do I organise this?

Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was left as a required part of moving property. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand prior to the property being advertised. This is not a task that lawyers ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Easton conveyancing practitioner they might help arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with long established local accredited person

We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Skipton as we want to carry out renovations to our house in Easton. Do we need to appoint a nearby Easton solicitor on the Skipton conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Skipton do not ordinarily require a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Skipton list.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Easton conveyancing practitioner having made sure that they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Skipton will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Skipton will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Easton surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

How does conveyancing in Easton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Easton approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because new home sellers in Easton usually purchase 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 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 used to new build conveyancing in Easton or who has acted in the same development.

Am I right to be concerned that estate agents that I am dealing with are recommending a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a local Easton conveyancing firm?

As with many professional services, often input from connections can be very helpful. Yet there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may recommend solicitors to use. Sometimes the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there may be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to appoint your own conveyancer. Don't forget that many lenders have an approved list of law firms you are obliged to use for the mortgage aspect of your transaction.

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