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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Ewell

In the event thatI was to purchase a freehold housein West Ewell for cash and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much would I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in West Ewell?

The only reduction in fees you would make on is the costs for searches. The conveyancing practitioner is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, correspond with the vendors conveyancer, SDLT return, register the ownership etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a mortgage but it won't be a lot.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could impact a commercial estate in West Ewell?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in West Ewell will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in West Ewell. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in West Ewell.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in West Ewell it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could cause delays to West Ewell commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in West Ewell.

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

Most buyers of new build premises in West Ewell contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because house builders in West Ewell usually buy the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to be perfect, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have just discovered that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in West Ewell. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in West Ewell are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in West Ewell so you should seriously consider looking for a West Ewell conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.

I am the registered owner of a 1 bedroom flat in West Ewell, conveyancing was carried out July 2003. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in West Ewell with a long lease are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2080

With only 61 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £19,000 and £22,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

Am in the process of purchasing my first home in West Ewell. Conveyancing practitioner already instructed. The financial consultant suggested that a survey is not appropriate as the property is just fifteen years old.

The bare minimum you need a Home Buyer's Report. As the residence was constructed more than a decade ago the property will be without a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. Where a property of this age shows no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report may be sufficient. They will highlight any apparent issues and recommend additional investigation if appropriate. If there are any signs of material issues obtain a comprehensive Building Survey from the beginning.

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