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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Totton

Should conveyancers ask for money on account for conveyancing in Totton?

If you are buying a property in Totton your lawyer will request that you place them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is as part of the sale price then this will be required immediately before exchange of contracts. The final balance that is due should be transferred shortly before completion.

Various web forums that I have come across warn that are a common cause of obstruction in Totton house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Totton.

Have purchased a a terraced house in Totton , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record my ownership? My Totton conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain the land registry aspects are addressed.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Totton registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any third persons or bodies. As of today approximately three quarters of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Registration takes place after the purchaser is living at the property thus 'speed' is not typically primary concern but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor must speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Totton is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Totton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Totton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Totton may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Totton. I have land on a web site which looks to be the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via web that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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