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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Godstone

After what seems like an age a mortgage offer from HSBC for the remortgage of my 3 room flat is coming within the next few days. Are you able to put forward a low cost conveyancing law firm in Godstone?

You have come to the wrong place to search for the lowest fares for conveyancing in Godstone. We can offer you value for money conveyancing but we do not work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing organisations enticing you with £100 conveyancing in Godstone. Optimistically, in being led by low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you being stung for extras and still not receive the service you were looking for.

My husband and I are approaching an exchange on a property in Godstone and my parents have transferred the exchange deposit to my solicitor. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my property lawyer needs to make a notification to my bank. Apparently, in also acting for the mortgage company he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I disclosed to the mortgage company about my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?

The solicitor is duty bound to check with the bank to ensure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only notify this to your lender if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

Finally the sale completed on my house in Godstone last April yet the purchaser is calling every few hours to moan that his solicitor is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What should have happened now that I have sold?

Following your sale your conveyancer should send the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. If applicable, your lawyer must also evidence that the mortgage has been discharged to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion procedures just for conveyancing in Godstone.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that may impact a commercial premises in Godstone?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Godstone will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Godstone. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Godstone.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Godstone it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Godstone commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Godstone.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Godstone ahead of retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders will refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. If you contact us we can investigate further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Godstone. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Godstone to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

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