When will exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Shenfield and do I need to attend the lawyers office?
Where you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Shenfield you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the law practices we work with provide a national conveyancing service and give as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is necessary for the firm to officially exchange when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Shenfield)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
I have an AIP. The lender mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would prefer to use a specialised conveyancing solicitor in Shenfield?
You should check but the the probability is that appoint one of their panel conveyancers where you want the "fee-free" deal. Call the mortgage company to ask if they offer you a monetary alternative. Some lenders have previously offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near Shenfield.
I am downsizing from my home. My past conveyancers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Shenfield if that makes things easier.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Shenfield. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
My husband and I are first time buyers - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent informed us that the owners will only go ahead if we appoint the agent's recommended lawyers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a high street solicitor used to conveyancing in Shenfield
It is highly unlikely the sellers are driving this. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Speak to the vendors direct and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to appoint your own,trusted Shenfield conveyancing firm - not the ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by senior management.
I've found a house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have just been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Shenfield. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Shenfield ?
Most houses in Shenfield are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Shenfield in which case you should be shopping around for a Shenfield conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your conveyancer will report to you on the legal implications.