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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Surrey

My lender has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Surrey but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Surrey or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?

It is by no means the case that all Surrey conveyancing practices are approved and listed on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Use the above search tool to identify a Surrey conveyancing solicitor on the on the lender panel.

I am helping my mother sell her house in Surrey. Does the conveyancing solicitor order the energy assessment or do I organise this?

Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments became a required component of selling a house. An energy performance certificate must be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. It is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers normally organise. Where you are using a Surrey conveyancing lawyer they may help arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with long established local energy assessors

We are purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Surrey. We would like to convert the garage to an office at the house.Will legal investigations on the property involve checks to see if these alterations are permitted?

Your solicitor will check the deeds as conveyancing in Surrey will sometimes identify restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit certain works or necessitated the permission of another owner. Some additions require local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

Is it the case that all Surrey conveyancing solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Santander conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and identified one round the corner in Surrey I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Surrey for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you require a home loan that many years may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

We are one month into a leasehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the high street agent to execute conveyancing in Surrey. I am not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?

A conveyancer would need to be really bad in order to consider replacing them. Has the mortgage offer been generated? In the event that it has you need to make them aware of the replacement lawyer and ensure the offer are re-sent. The conveyancer needs to be on the lenders approved list to avoid escalating charges and frustration. That should be your first question of the new solicitors. Our search tool will assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Surrey

Is there a reason that Surrey conveyancing fees are more expensive for leasehold and freehold properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Surrey more often than not will involve additional due diligence for instance reviewing the lease, corresponding with the freeholder, obtaining up to date rent receipts, landlord’s consents, management company’s accounts etc.

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