Why would one instruct a Chiswick conveyancing practice when online alternatives are cheap by comparison?
By all means make sure that you get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Chiswick and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t expend your energy scouring the internet for the lowest priced Chiswick conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a frustrating move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist solicitor. An e-mail can never replace a telephone conversation and are no substitute for a one to one consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of continuity that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you on progress making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. Should you need to contact the firm you will know who to ask for and they will be sure you are in the know.
I am considering remortgaging my flat in Chiswick, does my lawyer need to be on the Lloyds Conveyancing panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Lloyds will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
My relative recommended that if I am purchasing in Chiswick I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Chiswick conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Chiswick around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Chiswick Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Chiswick.
It has been three months since my purchase conveyancing in Chiswick took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in Chiswick differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Chiswick come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because builders in Chiswick usually purchase 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 used to new build conveyancing in Chiswick or who has acted in the same development.
In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Chiswick and how can you help?
The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to business leaseholders, granting the right to make a request to court for a new lease and remain in occupation at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Chiswick is one of the many locations in which our lawyers are based