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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Barnes

My family lawyer has given a fee calculation of £1700 for freehold conveyancing in West Barnes. I’m looking to sell a modern detached home for £300,000. Are these conveyancing fees excessive? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in West Barnes?

The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. Where you are prepared to expend time comparing prices you could decrease the fees slightly by as much as £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you maycome to regret opting for an an unknown lawyer. If is important to be sure that the solicitor can act for your bank. You can make use of our comparison tool to get a quote a West Barnes conveyancing company on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in West Barnes.

I need some quick conveyancing in West Barnes as I am faced with a deadline to exchange contracts inside 3 weeks. Luckily I do not need a mortgage. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a cash purchaser you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in West Barnes the following are instances of issues that can crop up and therefore affect future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. West Barnes is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in West Barnes are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside West Barnes you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in West Barnes may ascertain 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 premises.

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the property agent advised that the owners will only proceed if we use their chosen solicitors as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in West Barnes

It is improbable the sellers are driving this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated buyer is counter productive. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and make the point that (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to appoint your preferred West Barnes conveyancing solicitors - rather thanthose that will provide the estate agent a referral fee or meet his conveyancing figures demanded by head office.

What is the difference between surveying and conveyancing in West Barnes?

Conveyancing - in West Barnes or elsewhere - is the process of legally transferring legal title of property from one person to another. It involves the checking of the title. Whether buying or selling, you should be aware of anything affecting the property such as proposals by government departments, illegal buildings, or outstanding rates. The conveyancer should conduct the appropriate searches and inquiries on the property. Surveying relates to the structure of a property itself. A surveyor will look at a house, flat and any outbuildings you’re buying and will help you find out about the condition of the building and, if there are problems, give you leverage for reducing the price down or asking the vendor to remedy the problems prior to you move in.

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