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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Godalming

Having been told to check out your service we were about to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Godalming recommended on your site but have come across alternative fee calculations via the web seem cheaper – why is this?

You can find many firms of firms advertising so-called £99 conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for extrafees end up with the completion fee totally different to the one you expected. According to the Legal Ombudsman costs set out in terms and conditions should be transparent and reasonable invoiced The solicitors that we list for conveyancing in Godalming set out all charges for a domestic conveyancing transaction.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Godalming. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Now that you are legally committed yourself to purchase you must appoint a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you are facing a tight a drop dead date to complete the conveyancing. Every auction property should have a corresponding legal pack. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the legal pack may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork relating to a leasehold property. You must give this to the conveyancer instructed by you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that your finances are in order to complete on the on the contractual date .

My partner and I are in the process of viewing houses in Godalming and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a property lawyer appointed at this point? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Lloyds.

You should start requesting conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the EA. As you are obtaining a mortgage with Lloyds, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel.

I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in August 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Principality are being pedantic. The Godalming solicitor who is on the Principality conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Principality are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Principality have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Principality have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Principality may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Godalming I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Godalming suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

Is it possible to swap firm as I need to appoint a firm on the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel. I hired a local conveyancing solicitor in Godalming round the corner but she is not approved by HSBC Bank

It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Godalming on the HSBC Bank panel. Please note that the solicitors that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Godalming. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Godalming.

Looking forward to complete next month on a basement flat in Godalming. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they are sending me a report next week. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Godalming should include some of the following:

    Who has the liability for maintaining the window frames Advice concerning the obligations in the lease to to contribute towards maintenance costs - in respect of the block, and the wider rights a leaseholder has Rent payments - how much and what the invoice dates are, and also know whether this will change in the future specifics of the parties to the lease, for example these could be the tennant, superior lessor, freeholder Whether the lease restricts you from subletting the flat, or working from home
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Godalming please enquire of your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Godalming.

I acquired a leasehold flat in Godalming, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2005. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Godalming with an extended lease are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease ceases on 21st October 2083

You have 64 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £14,300 and £16,400 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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