At what point can the exchange of contracts take place for domestic conveyancing in Kingston and am I required to be at the solicitors branch?
If you are near to our conveyancing solicitors in Kingston you are welcome to attend to sign documents. However, the firms we work with offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The signing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract is necessary for the conveyancer to exchange contracts when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Kingston)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house are lost. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Kingston 10 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?
Gone are the days when you need to hold title deeds to prove you are the registered proprietor of land or property, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Kingston before appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend not issue a loan on such a property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Kingston. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Kingston especially if they are familiar with such properties in Kingston.
I have been pointed in your direction by a number of selling agents in Kingston to select a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your services ahead of a competitor’s?
We don’t make any referral fee for directing people our way. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
Should I choose a Kingston conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can handle the conveyancing however they are based 300kilometers drive away.
The primary upside of using a high street Kingston conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign documents, hand in your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local Kingston know how is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and the majority were happy that should trump using an unfamiliar Kingston conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.