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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Prescot

Is there a reason to instruct a Prescot conveyancing firm when internet based conveyancers are more affordable?

To take your time to find scrutinise conveyancing costs in Prescot and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t waste your energy getting the lowest priced Prescot conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a seamless and a distressing home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced conveyancer. Emails can't replace a telephone discussion and can never replicate a face to face meeting. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of hand holding that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. He or She will inform you as to headway making sure that you are regularly updated. Should you need to contact the office you will be sure who you need to speak to and they will endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

It is 10 years ago since I purchased my home in Prescot. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been retained on the sale but I can't locate the title documents. Is this a major issue?

You need not be too concerned. Firstly there is a possibility that the deeds will be kept by your lender or they could be in the possession of the lawyers who handled the purchase. Secondly in most cases the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Prescot involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Prescot. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Given that you have now to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you now have to instruct a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you are facing a tight a fixed date to complete the property. Every auction property will have a bespoke auction set of papers. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the legal pack may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork specific to leasehold premises. You need to pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that you have funds in place to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as FTB of a garden flat in Prescot. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on the completion date from my solicitor? If so, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Prescot?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the purchase money to the seller's lawyers, and once they have received this, you will be able to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen early afternoon.

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Nationwide. Prescot conveyancing practitioners are appointed. How long does it take for Nationwide to send the offer to the solicitor?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Nationwide conducted the valuation? Have you informed Nationwide as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

Have completed on a a detached house in Prescot , how long will it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Prescot conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to check that my ownership is recorded.

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Prescot registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry have to notify any third parties. At present approximately three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Historically registration is effected after the new owner has moved in to the premises so registration formalities is not always top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I have today had an offer accepted on an apartment in Prescot and the estate agent that we are using suggested his solicitor. They quoted nine hundred pounds plus VAT and disbursements. Does this sound like a good deal?

You should not rely on a single estimate. One should seek like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Prescot. Then choose one that you trust and crucially, is on the approved list of the bank that you have applied for a mortgage from.

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