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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hartfield

I am looking for value for money conveyancer. Do I opt for a web based conveyancer or a family Hartfield conveyancing solicitor?

Existing third party relationships is an important consideration when choosing conveyancing lawyers. Hartfield conveyancers enjoy long term relationships with mortgage brokers and estate, local authorities, valuers and other conveyancing firms meaning you will move in shortest possible time. Possessing a sound intelligence of the local area is an advantage.

IfI were to acquire a freehold propertyin Hartfield mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no local authority searches how much should I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Hartfield?

Any savings you would gain would be limited to the costs for searches. A solicitor is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, communicating with your sellers conveyancing practitioner, SDLT submission, register the property etc. A marginal saving might be made by not having to register a charge but it won't be a lot.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a garden flat in Hartfield. Do I collect the keys to the property on the completion date from my conveyancer? If so, I will use a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Hartfield?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the completion advance to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be invited to collect the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs early afternoon.

We are buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Hartfield. We would like to carry out a loft conversion at the house.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to determine if these alterations are allowed?

Your conveyancer will review the deeds as conveyancing in Hartfield can sometimes identify restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of works or necessitated the permission of a 3rd party. Many extensions call for local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. It would be sensible to check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

We previously instructed conveyancers with offices in Hartfield on the Co-operative solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me a further fee for the legal aspects of the Co-operative mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Co-operative?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your solicitor is entitled to levy a fee for this. The fee is not set by Co-operative but by your Hartfield solicitor. Some firms on the Co-operative panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of practices include it on their overall fee.

The deeds to my property are lost. The solicitors who did the conveyancing in Hartfield 4 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?

Nowadays there are copies made of almost everything, and your solicitor should know precisely where to look for all the suitable documentation so you can buy or dispose of your property without a hitch. Where duplicates can’t be located, your conveyancer may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities against future claims on your property.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Hartfield. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hartfield

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

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