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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kennington

I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to leave my let out flat in Kennington by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in a couple of weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?

Generally one should not serve notice for your letting unless exchange of contracts has taken place. If you have not already done so, contact to your conveyancer and request that they seek the assistance the sellers side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will aim towards

Do conveyancers request an advanced payment for my conveyancing in Kennington?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Kennington your solicitor will ask you put them with monies to cover the search fees. Normally this is asked for to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is as part of the sale price then this will be asked for shortly in advance of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

When looking at moneysavingexpert.com for a cheap solicitor in Kennington, most advise that I must instruct a CQS assured solicitor. What is CQS?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's major lenders. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Building Societies Association (BSA). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Kennington is one of the many areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited lawyers.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Kennington is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Kennington are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Kennington you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Kennington may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I am downsizing from my home. My previous solicitors closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Kennington if that affects matters.

You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Kennington. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

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