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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Yiewsley

In looking at online forums for an affordable lawyer in Yiewsley, many advise that I must use a CQS kitemarked solicitor. What is CQS?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's leading lenders. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Legal Ombudsman. The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Yiewsley is one of the numerous areas of the UK where there are Accredited solicitors.

How does conveyancing in Yiewsley differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Yiewsley contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because builders in Yiewsley typically buy the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Yiewsley or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Yiewsley before appointing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks will not give a loan on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Yiewsley. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Yiewsley to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

As co-executor for the estate of my father I am selling a residence in Monmouth but live in Yiewsley. My solicitor (who is 250 miles awayrequires that I execute a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Yiewsley to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Yiewsley

We are in the midst of selling our flat in Yiewsley. Conveyancing lawyers are doing their job but we are being charged a fortune by the managing agents. So far we have issued a cheque for £225 for a leasehold management pack and then another £134.40 for answers to questions supplied by the buyers conveyancing practitioner.

Your conveyancing practitioner will unlikely have any sway over the extent of the bill for this information but the typical costs for the information for Yiewsley leasehold property is £395. For Yiewsley conveyancing sales it is customary for the vendor to pay for these charges. The landlord or their agents are under no statutory obligation to address such questions although many will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Regretfully there is no legislation that mandates fixed charges for administrative tasks. Nor is there any set time frame by which they are required to provide answers.

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