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Ready to buy a new home in Richmond Upon Thames? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Richmond Upon Thames transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Richmond Upon Thames

Why would I use a Richmond Upon Thames conveyancing firm given that online conveyancers are so much cheaper?

By all means make sure that you contrast conveyancing costs in Richmond Upon Thames and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t expend your energy hunting for the cheapest Richmond Upon Thames conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a stressful house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted conveyancer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a telephone conversation and can never replicate a one to one consultation. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of continuity that you will never get with an internet conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you as to headway and keep you informed. Should you need to contact the firm you will be sure who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

is it true that all Richmond Upon Thames solicitor firms on the HSBC conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the HSBC approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be governed by the CLC.

I can not fathom if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Richmond Upon Thames building society branch on numerous occasions and was told it wasn't an issue and they would lend. My Richmond Upon Thames conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they refuse to lend based on their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

The property lawyer must follow the CML Handbook section two conditions for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

My offer on a semi in Richmond Upon Thames has been agreed to, the sellers do nevertheless have a tied purchase. The owners have placed an offer on a property, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have chosen a high street conveyancing solicitor in Richmond Upon Thames. What do I do now? At what point do I apply for the mortgage with Principality?

It is usual to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Richmond Upon Thames conveyancing search fees, etc). The first thing to do is check that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Principality approved list. Concerning the next stages this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your transaction, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market the majority of buyers will apply for the mortgage with Principality and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their conveyancer to proceed with searches.

I have been told that property searches are the primary reason for delay in Richmond Upon Thames house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Richmond Upon Thames.

I am buying a new build apartment in Richmond Upon Thames. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Richmond Upon Thames

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please supply a car parking plan. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

How much experience do your Richmond Upon Thames conveyancing solicitors have with Help To Buy, Shared Equity and similar schemes?

Richmond Upon Thames conveyancing lawyers help thousands of people move home every year and assisted plenty of clients through the Help To Buy scheme. The chances are that whatever makes your case unique Richmond Upon Thames conveyancers have worked on recent similar matters.

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