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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewisham

When does exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Lewisham and am I required to be at the lawyers branch?

Where you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham you are invited in to sign documents. However, the law practices we work with provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The executing of the sale agreement is not when everything is set in stone. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the firm to address the formalities at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Lewisham)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

Various web forums that I have come across warn that are a common reason for obstruction in Lewisham conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Lewisham.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Lewisham prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks may not grant a loan on such a property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with 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 Lewisham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

My father has recommend that I appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Lewisham. Should I choose my own solicitor?

No doubt the ideal way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to have referrals from friends or family who have experience in using the firm that you are are thinking of instructing.

Do online conveyancing companies cover everything a high street Lewisham solicitor does or must I use a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Lewisham?

If you choose an online conveyancer they should undertake all the tasks your Lewisham solicitor will cover.

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