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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Ascot conveyancing

Reasons to use our Ascot conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal links with Ascot estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The Ascot conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Ascot
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Ascot
  • 4 Regardless other sites say it just might be necessary to attend your lawyer to sign documents. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Ascot is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ascot since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ascot

Willretaining a Ascot conveyancing lawyer make the legal transfer of property easier?

Ascot is a unique place, where local experience counts for a lot. The laid-back lifestyle is great – but not when it comes to your home move. The solicitors that we endorse display deep Ascot know how with a positive, can doapproach that ensures everything runs smoothly. It will certainly help where they benefit from good rapport with financial advisers, local authorities, surveyors and other Ascot conveyancing solicitors

My Ascot solicitor has uncovered an inconsistency when comparing the information in the home valuation survey and what is in the legal papers for the property. My lawyer informs me that he needs to ensure that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s course or action appropriate?

Your conveyancing practitioner must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Ascot. My lender is The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 18/5/2024, the requirements read as follows :

Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Ascot.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Ascot. There are those who acquire a property in Ascot, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that may be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Ascot. The standard information sent to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to discover whether the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the seller, then a purchaser may bring a claim for damages as a result of such an inaccurate response. A purchaser’s solicitors will also commission an environmental report. This will indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be carried out.

How does conveyancing in Ascot differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Ascot come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because house builders in Ascot typically acquire 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 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 Ascot or who has acted in the same development.

There are a number of houses in Ascot on unadopted roads. We are buying such a property. Are there any benefits to purchasing a property on a privately owned road?

Ascot conveyancing solicitors are well versed in dealing houseson private. The property lawyer should review the title to identify any rights or liabilities. It is possible that there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that proprietors make annual contributions to maintain the road. Where one exists, the road should be maintained and look nicer than council owned.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Ascot regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Ascot but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Ascot Lawyers Ltd, Ascentia House, Lyndhurst Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9ED
  • Benjamin H Dorman, Northwood House, Sunning Avenue, Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9PW
  • Campbell Hooper & Co Llp, Apex House, 116 London Road, Sunningdale, Sunningdale, Berkshire, SL5 0DJ
  • Wilson & Berry, Coppid Hall, Warfield Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 2LR
  • Kite Griffin, Brooke House, High Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1LL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Ascot regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Ascot with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Ascot. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Ascot Lawyers Ltd, Ascentia House, Lyndhurst Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9ED
  • Benjamin H Dorman, Northwood House, Sunning Avenue, Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9PW
  • Wilson & Berry, Coppid Hall, Warfield Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 2LR
  • Kite Griffin, Brooke House, High Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1LL
  • Seakens Solicitors, 18 Station Approach, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4DW

Planning law solicitors in Ascot regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ascot practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Neale Turk Rochfort, 12 Kings Ride, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4JG

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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