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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 conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Surrey

We are looking to buy a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Surrey who is on the Co-operative approved panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Co-operative . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Surrey.

What does a local search tell me about the property my wife and I buying in Surrey?

Surrey conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Xpress Legal The local search plays an important part in most Surrey conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic areas.

How does conveyancing in Surrey differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Surrey come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because developers in Surrey typically acquire the real estate, 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Surrey or who has acted in the same development.

I have been advised by a number of property agents in Surrey to get a quote from a property lawyer on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to offer any referral fee for directing people our way. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

What is the reason for new build conveyancing in Surrey being more expensive?

Conveyancing in Surrey for recently converted or new build premises often involve adoption of highways & drains, building regulations approval, planning permission, new build warranties such NHBC as well as additional investigations and contractual considerations.

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