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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harlow

At what point does exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Harlow and am I required to attend the lawyers branch?

Where you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Harlow you are invited in to sign the paperwork. However, the firms we recommend offer a nationwide conveyancing service and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The signing of the purchase agreement is not the important part. A signed contract simply enables the firm to address the formalities at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Harlow)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

How can we tell if a Harlow conveyancing solicitor on the Coventry BS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Harlow getting recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor handling your conveyancing.

I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Harlow. My financial adviser suggested a conveyancing practitioner. I paid an advanced payment of £175. Not long after, the property lawyer contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nottingham panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Lloyds have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a apartment in Harlow has been accepted, now what?

Your estate agent will need to know who your solicitors are (be sure the solicitors are on the bank’s panel). Telephone Lloyds or the financial adviser and complete any appropriate forms. Lloyds will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or seller to schedule an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Lloyds will send the offer to you and your solicitors. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Harlow.

Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that may impact a commercial site in Harlow?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Harlow will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Harlow. The search result provides 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 Harlow.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Harlow it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to Harlow commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Harlow.

My business partner and I are hoping to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering competitive fees for commercial conveyancing in Harlow for less than 2k?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Harlow, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are looking to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we can put you in touch with the right solicitor. Regarding the charges these will vary based on the structure and terms of the deal. Please provide us with your details or phone us so that we can supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have since been informed that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Harlow. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Harlow ?

Most houses in Harlow are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Harlow so you should seriously consider looking for a Harlow conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the landlord’spermission to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your lawyer will appraise you on the various issues.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Harlow - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    Most Harlow leasehold apartments will incur a service charge for maintenance of the block invoiced on behalf of the landlord. Should you acquire the apartment you will have to pay this liability, usually quarterly accross the year. This could vary from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large common areas. In all probability there will be a rentcharge to be met yearly, this is usually not a large figure, say about £25-£75 but you need to check as sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds. Where a Harlow lease has no more than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the salability of the property. It is worth checking with your mortgage company that they are happy with residual term of the lease. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and it is worth discovering what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the property for 24 months before you are legally able to extend the lease. How long is the Lease?

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