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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walton On Thames

I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and must be out of my rented apartment in Walton On Thames by 1/4/2019. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. Can I complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into short term accommodation?

It is unwise to provide notice for your lease until your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, contact to your lawyer and ask them to they cajole the owners lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work towards

When can the exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in Walton On Thames and do I need to be at the lawyers office?

Where you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Walton On Thames you are welcome to attend to sign the paperwork. However, the firms we recommend provide a nationwide conveyancing service and give as equally diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The executing of the property agreement is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract simply enables the firm to address the formalities at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Walton On Thames)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

My wife and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Walton On Thames and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. A high street Walton On Thames lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Walton On Thames. Having lived in Walton On Thames for six years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)

three months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Walton On Thames completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Neath but live in Walton On Thames. My conveyancer (based 200 kilometers awayhas requested that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Walton On Thames to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Walton On Thames

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