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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sutton

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Sutton costs more?

The conveyancing fees on a leasehold property in Sutton is inevitably more expensive as compared to a freehold property. This is due to the extra time required in communicating with the freeholder and management company to obtain information about whether the rent and service fee have been discharged and whether there are any major works due in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of stalling in Sutton house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Sutton.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Sutton. Conveyancing is daunting 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 conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Sutton

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

I am 18 days into a leasehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the local agent to carry out the conveyancing in Sutton. I am not happy. Can you help me find new conveyancers?

They would need to be very poor to suggest diss instructing them. Has the loan offer been generated? If so you will need to advise them of the new contact details and have the loan are issued to the new lawyers. Your new conveyancer should be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid added charges and complications. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool should assist you in finding a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Sutton

I need to assess quotes for conveyancing in Sutton from three conveyancer and choose one. Do I get them to hold tight until I a suitable flat to buy.

You should wait to request your solicitor to open a file and order searches once the sales confirmation has been sent by the selling agent especially as Sutton conveyancing searches are not inexpensive.

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