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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Meir

I am buying a property without a mortgage in Meir. I have resided for the previous dozen years in Meir. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. Given that I have knowledge of the area and road intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a home loan, then all but one or two of the Meir conveyancing searches are optional. Your lawyer will ’encourage you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but she has a professional duty to take that path of encouragement . Do bear in mind; if you are intend to sell the house in the future, it may be of importance to your future purchaser what the searches disclose. There are plenty of instances where houses with apparent issues can still throw up negative search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Meir will provide you some sensible guidance here.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Meir costs more?

In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Meir and elsewhere usually warrants more hours of investigation compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes lease investigation, communicating with the landlord about the service of applicable notices, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, procuring the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first granted.

How does conveyancing in Meir differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Meir approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because developers in Meir usually acquire 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 used to new build conveyancing in Meir or who has acted in the same development.

My cousin has recommend that I appoint his conveyancers in Meir. Should I choose my own conveyancer?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Meir conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to get referrals from friends or family who have experience in using the solicitor you're considering.

There are a lot of houses in Meir on private lanes. We are acquiring such a property. Are there any advantages to buying a property on a privately owned road?

Meir conveyancing firms are well versed in conveyancing propertieson unadopted roads. Your lawyer should review the Land Registry data to identify any rights or responsibilities. In many cases there is a residents association that proprietors make annual payments to maintain the road. Where there is one, the road will likely be maintained and appear better than publicly owned.

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