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Ready to buy a new home in Leatherhead? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Leatherhead home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leatherhead

Is there a reason to instruct a Leatherhead conveyancing company when national conveyancers are more affordable?

Its a good idea to scrutinise conveyancing costs in Leatherhead and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t be focused with sourcing the lowest priced Leatherhead conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a stressful house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist lawyer. An e-mail can never replace a phone call and can never replicate a face to face meeting. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of personalised service that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will keep you updated on progress and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to phone the firm you will know who to ask for and we'll ensure you're not left wondering what's going on.

The Leatherhead conveyancing firm handling our Leatherhead conveyancing has identified an inconsistency when comparing the assumptions in the home valuation report and what is revealed within the conveyancing documents. My lawyer says that he is obliged to check that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my lawyer’s stance legitimate?

Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

We're in Leatherhead, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Clydesdale , and our lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Leatherhead in advance of instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Leatherhead. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Leatherhead to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

Harry (my fiance) and I may need to let out our Leatherhead ground floor flat temporarily due to taking a sabbatical. We used a Leatherhead conveyancing firm in 2001 but they have closed and we did not think at the time get any advice as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

A small minority of properties in Leatherhead do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord cannot unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.

I inherited a garden flat in Leatherhead, conveyancing formalities finalised July 2007. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Leatherhead with a long lease are worth £195,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2082

With 63 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £16,200 and £18,600 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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