My fiance’s brother is a solicitor. I hope that I'll be able to get friends and family pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what level of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Gerrards Cross?
It’s a good idea to seek multiple conveyancing estimates. Do use our search tool on this page. Whilst charges will vary but the service one can expect are distinct between conveyancers as is the case with most professions.
I have recentlybecome aware that Stirling Law have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Gerrards Cross for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I check that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Gerrards Cross conveyancing specialists.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Gerrards Cross. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Gerrards Cross
Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Gerrards Cross ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders tend refuse to grant a mortgage on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Gerrards Cross. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Gerrards Cross especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Gerrards Cross.
Am I right to be suspicious that estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Gerrards Cross conveyancing firm?
As is the case with lots of professional services, often referrals from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. Nevertheless there are many players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may put forward conveyancers to appoint. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there exists a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are free to appoint your own conveyancer. However, bear in mind that the majority of banks specify a panel list of lawyers you have to use for the mortgage aspect of your house move.