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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Little Hampton

Will conveyancers request money on account when it comes to conveyancing in Little Hampton?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Little Hampton your solicitor will ask you to provide them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the total price then this should be required shortly before contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

I require quick conveyancing in Little Hampton as I am faced with a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside 2 weeks. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a cash buyer you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no lawyer would recommend that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Little Hampton the following are instances of what can appear and therefore impact future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I purchased my flat on 7 March and the transaction details is yet to be registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Little Hampton advises it will be registered in less than a month. Are titles in Little Hampton particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Little Hampton registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any 3rd parties. At present in the region of 80% of submission are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be extensive hold-ups. Registration occurs once the purchaser has moved in to the property so 'speed' is not usually top priority but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Little Hampton is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Little Hampton are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Little Hampton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Little Hampton may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I have been recommended by numerous property agents in Little Hampton to select a conveyancer using your seach tool. Is there a financial advantage for Estate Agents to promote your services over alternative conveyancing organisations?

We don’t make any commission for sending work our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

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