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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Byfleet

Why would I instruct a West Byfleet conveyancing solicitors firm given that web based alternatives are less overpriced?

Its a good idea to compare conveyancing costs in West Byfleet and you should seek a reasonable fee calculation but don’t expend your energy searching for the cheapest West Byfleet conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a frustrating home move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist conveyancer. An e-mail can never replace a telephone call and are no substitute for a one to one appointment. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. He or She will keep you updated on progress making sure that you are regularly updated. Should it ever be necessary to contact the firm you will know who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.

I require conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (6 years built) in West Byfleet. 95% of the properties have already been sold. Do I need carry out the local searches for my conveyancing in West Byfleet?

You are taking a significant risk in not carrying out West Byfleet conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying without a mortgage there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would strongly advise in no uncertain terms that you have them. If timings and cost are primary issues you should consider with your conveyancer about the viability of search insurance

is it true that all West Byfleet solicitor firms on the Aldermore conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Aldermore approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. The majority of lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We are getting the release of further monies on our home loan from Bank of Ireland as we wish to conduct a loft conversion to our house in West Byfleet. Are we obliged to choose a bricks and mortar West Byfleet solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Bank of Ireland don't usually require firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Bank of Ireland list.

I have finally had an offer on a maisonette in West Byfleet accepted, but there is a chain. The owners have placed an offer on a flat, but it’s not yet tied up, and are looking at other flats in the pipeline. I have chosen a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in West Byfleet. What should be my next step? When do I get the mortgage application with Santander started?

It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then survey, West Byfleet conveyancing search charges, etc). The first thing to do is check that your solicitor is on the Santander conveyancing panel. Regarding the next steps this very much dictated by the circumstances of your case, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot market many home buyers would apply for the mortgage with Santander and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their conveyancing practitioner to press on with the conveyancing in West Byfleet.

What will a local search inform me about the house we're purchasing in West Byfleet?

West Byfleet conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search is essential in every West Byfleet conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in West Byfleet. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in West Byfleet - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Leasehold Conveyancing in West Byfleet - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    Is the freehold reversion owned collectively by the tenants? Best to be warned whether window replacement or some other significant cost is coming up to be shared between the leaseholders and will materially impact the level of the maintenance charges or result in a specific invoice. How many years remain on the lease?

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