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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Feltham

Why would one instruct a Feltham conveyancing practice given that online conveyancers are less expensive?

Its a good idea to scrutinise conveyancing costs in Feltham and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t become consumed with scouring the internet for the cheapest Feltham conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the difference between a seamless and a frustrating house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted lawyer. An e-mail can never replace a phone conversation and can never replicate a one to one meeting. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of personalised service that you rarely receive from an web based conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you on progress and keep you informed. If you ever need to phone the office you will know who you need to speak to and they will ensure you are in the know.

As a novice what is the most important piece of guidance you can give me regarding purchase conveyancing in Feltham?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Feltham and elsewhere in West London is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of opportunity for conflict between you and other parties involved in the house moving process. For instance, the seller, property agent and sometimes your lender. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Feltham is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the process whose responsibility is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest will try and persuade you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the property agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your conveyancer is dragging his heels. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do something that is against your solicitors recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Feltham completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Feltham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Feltham 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 builders in Feltham typically buy 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 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 used to new build conveyancing in Feltham or who has acted in the same development.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in Feltham I like with a park and transport links nearby, however it only has 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Feltham for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

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