I am purchasing a house without a mortgage in East Sheen. I have been living for the last 20 years in East Sheen. Conveyancing searches are expensive. Given that I have knowledge of the area and road intimately should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?
In the absence of a home loan, then almost all of the East Sheen conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your solicitor will ’encourage you, no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches done, but she is duty bound to take that path of encouragement . One thing to bear in mind; if you are going to sell the house one day, it will likely be be of relevance to your prospective buyer what the searches determine. There are plenty of instances where premises with functional issues can still throw up adverse search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in East Sheen will be able to give you some sensible guidance here.
We're in East Sheen, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Skipton , and our solicitor is on the Skipton conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
I am buying a terrace house in East Sheen. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to determine if these works are prohibited?
Your solicitor will check the deeds as conveyancing in East Sheen will on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which prevent categories of works or need the consent of a 3rd party. Some works call for local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
Is it the case that all East Sheen solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Bank of Ireland approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the SRA. Some mortgage companies do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in East Sheen. I have a mortgage offer with Kent Reliance. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.
The deeds to our property are lost. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in East Sheen 10 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?
You no longer need to have the physical original deeds to evidence that you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
In sourcing the internet for the words cheap conveyancing in East Sheen it reveals many property lawyersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right solicitor for the sale of my house?
The preferential way of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via personal referral, so enquire of friends and those you trust who have purchased a property in East Sheen or the reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in East Sheen vary, so it's a good idea to request a minimum of four estimates from different solicitors. Dont forget to clarify that the charges are assured not to rise.
I have today had an offer accepted on an apartment in East Sheen and the broker that we are dealing with recommended his conveyancing practitioner. He quoted £800 including VAT and 3rd party costs. Does this sound like a good deal?
You should not rely on one quote. One should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in East Sheen. Then pick one that you trust and just as important, is on the approved list of the lender that you have applied for a mortgage from.