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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Farnham Royal

Having sold my house in Farnham Royal last August yet the purchaser is whats apping me to say his lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?

Following your disposal your solicitor is duty bound to deliver the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Where relevant, your conveyancer must also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion steps unique to conveyancing in Farnham Royal.

I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need chancel insurance when purchasing a property in Farnham Royal? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some house owners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Farnham Royal?

Unless a prior acquisition of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Farnham Royal to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Farnham Royal. I now require my papers but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call 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 Farnham Royal of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, 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 Farnham Royal differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Farnham Royal come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because house builders in Farnham Royal typically buy the real estate, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Farnham Royal or who has acted in the same development.

Is it best to choose a Farnham Royal conveyancing practitioner based in the vicinity that I am buying? I have an old university friend who can execute the conveyancing however her office is 400miles drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Farnham Royal conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to execute paperwork, deliver your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Farnham Royal know how is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and in the main were impressed that must surpass using an unknown Farnham Royal conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.

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