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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Red Lodge

In the event thatI was to purchase a freehold homein Red Lodge for cash and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Red Lodge?

The only saving you would make on is the Red Lodge conveyancing searches. Your lawyer is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, correspond with your sellers conveyancing practitioner, SDLT return, register the property etc. A slight saving might be made by not needing to register a mortgage however it won't be meaningful.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial estate in Red Lodge?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Red Lodge will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Red Lodge. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Red Lodge.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Red Lodge it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Red Lodge commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Red Lodge.

I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Red Lodge. Now, I need my files but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Red Lodge of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Red Lodge differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Red Lodge approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because house builders in Red Lodge typically 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Red Lodge or who has acted in the same development.

I am just shy of a 10% deposit on my house purchase in Red Lodge , but I am keen go ahead. What can I do?

One option is to try and agree a lower deposit. Many sellers will agree to a lesser deposit or even no deposit for a first time buyer or 100% mortgage. Be aware though that if you fail to complete you will still need to hand over a minimum of 10% of the purchase price regardless of how much deposit was agreed.

You can also agree a simultaneous exchange and completion as no deposit is required for this however neither party will be tied in until completion actually takes place and it can be risky if sellers change their mind at the last minute

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