Having been referred to your web site we were about to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Ascot listed on your site but have come across alternative estimates via the web seem cheaper – how come?
You can find hundreds of conveyancers marketing theoretically looks to be extremely cheap conveyancing in Ascot. Our recommendation is to give due consideration about how important this transaction is to you that want to take 'cheap' risks over the standard of the legal work. Many of them list a low fee as a headline but hide additional charges in the fine print..
When does exchange of contracts occur in sale conveyancing in Ascot and do I need to attend the solicitors branch?
If you are near to our conveyancing solicitors in Ascot you are invited in to sign documents. However, the firms we recommend provide a nationwide conveyancing service and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The executing of the purchase agreement is not the important part. A signed contract is necessary for the solicitor to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Ascot)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Ascot so that I can pop in to their offices if required.
Whereas this was necessary twenty years ago, most banks no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID documents and there are still manifest advantages to choosing a local practitioner, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Ascot.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Ascot and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Ascot. We have lived in Ascot for six years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property can not be found. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Ascot 5 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?
As long as the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be documented by HMLR with a Title Number. It is easy to perform a search at the Land Registry, identify your property and secure current copies of the property title for a small fee. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases retain a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for twenty pounds.
I am buying a new build apartment in Ascot. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Ascot
Please supply a car parking plan. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?