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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Little Oakley

IfI was to buy a simple residential housein Little Oakley mortgage fee and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Little Oakley?

The sole reduction in fees you would make on is the disbursement for searches. A conveyancing practitioner is obliged to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, correspond with your sellers conveyancer, SDLT return, register the ownership etc. A marginal saving might be made by not needing to register a mortgage but it will not be significant.

How does conveyancing in Little Oakley differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Little Oakley approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because house builders in Little Oakley typically purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Little Oakley or who has acted in the same development.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing home to a BTL mortgage with Virgin Money and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a deposit on another property. The neighborhood we are interested in is Little Oakley. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and link together the transactions?

Make use of our comparison tool on this page to be sure that the lawyers are on the relevant lender panels. On the basis that they are the conveyancer will be able to connect the two transactions but you should talk with you conveyancer and communicate your desired outcome and requirements.

My husband and I are novice buyers - agreed a price, but the estate agent informed us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we use the agent's recommended conveyancers as they want a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor who is accustomed to conveyancing in Little Oakley

We suspect that the seller is unaware of this ultimatum. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Contact the vendors directly and make sure they understand (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to instruct your own,trusted Little Oakley conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothe ones that will give the estate agent a commission or meet his conveyancing figures pre-set by corporate headquarters.

What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Little Oakley conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Little Oakley conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you talk with two or three firms including non Little Oakley conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be of use:

    How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation?

Little Oakley Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries before buying

    How much is the yearly service fee and ground rent? Who are the managing agents?

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