I am buying a new build flat in Esher and Claygate. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Esher and Claygate you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Esher and Claygate.
I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Esher and Claygate. I now require my file however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Esher and Claygate of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How does conveyancing in Esher and Claygate differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Esher and Claygate approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because house builders in Esher and Claygate usually 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 Esher and Claygate or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Esher and Claygate ahead of appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks tend not grant a loan on a flying freehold home.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Esher and Claygate. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Esher and Claygate especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Esher and Claygate.
Taking into account that I will soon part with over three hundred thousand on a house in Esher and Claygate I would like to have a conversation with the lawyer concerning thetransaction prior to instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer who will be doing your property ownership legalities in Esher and Claygate.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a case reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Esher and Claygate should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.