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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Ewell

It has taken forever and a day but a loan offer from Santander for the refinancing of my 3 room flat is expected by the end of next week. Can you put forward a low cost conveyancing law firm in West Ewell?

You have come to the wrong place to search for cut-price fees for conveyancing in West Ewell. Our goal is to offer excellent value conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Resist the temptation to appoint organisations enticing you with ninety nine pound conveyancing in West Ewell. At best, in choosing a lawyer for cheap conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you with a surprising uplift in extras and still not receive the service required.

I am under pressure from the seller of a property in West Ewell to complete within four weeks. What can be done to expedite the legal process?

In a situation where you are under a tight deadline to exchange it is advisable to make sure that your conveyancer is familiar with the location as they will have local connections and intelligence. It is possible that they would have conducted previoushouses in the same neighbourhood. You would be best advised to use a West Ewell conveyancing firm. In addition, make sure that the lawyer is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is estimated that just under twenty per cent of West Ewell conveyancing deals are frustrated or jeopardised after discovering a buyer’s conveyancer was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. This can often result in the home move being delayed by an average of three weeks. It is estimated that this issue impacts in the region of 100,000 home sales every year. Many West Ewell conveyancing practices can not act for certain banks so do check as early as possible.

I purchased a freehold house in West Ewell yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in West Ewell and has limited impact for conveyancing in West Ewell but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be extinguished.

I have recentlybecome aware that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in West Ewell for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to see if the premises is in your name, you can carry out 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 West Ewell conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in West Ewell differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in West Ewell contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because house builders in West Ewell typically acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in West Ewell or who has acted in the same development.

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