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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Langley

My friend's dad is a property lawyer. I hope that I will receive preferential rates for conveyancing, but if not, what level of figure should I be expecting for conveyancing in Langley?

It’s a good idea to obtain two or three conveyancing estimates. Make use of our search tool on this site. The fees do contrast greatly but the service one can expect differ between law firms as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.

Various internet forums that I have visited warn that are the number one reason for hinderance in Langley conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Langley.

Me and my brother have a 4 bedroom Victorian property in Langley. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Yorkshire Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Langley and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Langley prior to instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks may not grant a loan on a flying freehold property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Nationwide. If you call us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Langley. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Langley especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Langley.

Is it true that a Langley conveyancing firm got sued by a client for failing to conduct the appropriate conveyancing searches?

Our attention has not be brought to such a Langley conveyancing claim but according to a recent report, clients acquiring a house in Cumbria successfully won a claim against their solicitor as a consequence of development permission to erect a wind farm failing to be identified in conveyancing searches.

If you are purchasing in Langley It is essential that your solicitor conduct all Langley conveyancing searches needed to ensure you have relevant and up to date information ahead of purchasing a property.

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