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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kingsdown

Please help. My Kingsdown conveyancer is assuring me that he is legally obliged toorder Kingsdown conveyancing searches stemming from the fact thatthe firm are on the Santandersolicitor panel. These Kingsdown searches cost a lot of money can this be avoided?

You have limited options available to you. As you are taking a mortgage with a lender your conveyancer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook specifications . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Kingsdown conveyancing searches.

My wife and I are planning on selling our home in Kingsdown and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a national conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Kingsdown. Having lived in Kingsdown for 4 years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek confirmation that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same ailment)

I am looking for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Kingsdown I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Kingsdown in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

I have been pointed in your direction by three or four local estate agents in Kingsdown to find a property lawyer on your site. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to offer your site rather than a competitor’s?

We refuse to offer any financial incentive for directing people in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

Am I better off to choose a Kingsdown conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am buying? I have an old university friend who can perform the conveyancing but they are based a couple of hundredmiles away.

The benefit of a local Kingsdown conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign documents, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local insight which is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and on the whole were impressed that must surpass using an unknown Kingsdown conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.

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