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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swanscombe

At what point will exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Swanscombe and am I required to be at the lawyers branch?

Where you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Swanscombe you are invited in to sign contracts. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we work with offer a nationwide conveyancing service and give as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The signing of the purchase agreement is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the conveyancer to exchange contracts at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Swanscombe)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I can see plenty of information on this site about conveyancing in Swanscombe but what is your top tip for appointing the right conveyancer in Swanscombe

We would encourage you not to go for the lowest Swanscombe conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.

I am helping my sister sell her flat in Swanscombe. Will the solicitor order the energy assessment or it is for the seller to see to?

After the demise of Home Packs, energy performance certificates became a compulsory part of moving property. An energy performance certificate should be commissioned in advance of the property being put on the market. It is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers normally organise. Where you are instructing a Swanscombe conveyancing solicitor they may be able to arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with long established Swanscombe providers

I just bought a house at auction in Swanscombe. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Now that you are legally committed yourself to purchase you will need to retain a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of urgency as you are faced with a pending a fixed date to complete the deal. Every auction property will have an associated legal set of papers. This will include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the conveyancing papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to leasehold premises. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. You also need to ensure that you have funds in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

I have recentlybecome aware that Stirling Law have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Swanscombe for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Swanscombe conveyancing specialists.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one close by in Swanscombe I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Swanscombe suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be an issue. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

Why do I have to provide my conveyancing practitioner with numerous items of ID ahead of starting my conveyancing in Swanscombe?

Swanscombe lawyers are duty bound by the Law Society, Solicitors Regulation Authority, HM Land Registry and current AML Regulations to record that the have verified the identity of their clients. It is also sometimes a condition of your mortgage offer. In addition they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to Land Tax and need to have information such as your full names, national insurance number and date of birth.

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