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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Esher and Claygate

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (five years built) in Esher and Claygate. 95% of the appartments have already been sold. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Esher and Claygate?

You would be taking a significant risk in not carrying out Esher and Claygate conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal requirement to have them, but we would strongly advise in the strongest possible terms that you have them. If timings and expenses are top of your concerns you should consider with your conveyancer about the options such as indemnity insurance available to you

My wife and I are selling our home in Esher and Claygate and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. Any local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed an internet conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Esher and Claygate. Having lived in Esher and Claygate for six years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same ailment)

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Esher and Claygate is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Esher and Claygate are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Esher and Claygate you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Esher and Claygate may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

We're new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, yet the selling agent has warned us that the vendor will only go ahead if we use the agent's recommended conveyancers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Esher and Claygate

It is highly unlikely the sellers are driving this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is counter productive. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to instruct your preferred Esher and Claygate conveyancing firm - rather thanthe ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a referral fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by senior management.

Why am I unable to complete my conveyancing in Esher and Claygate on May bank holiday?

This is due to the fact that on completion the sale price needs to pass between the banks of the buyer and seller's property lawyer and at present this can only take place on a working day. It is not possible to complete on a weekend either.

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