Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Fleet is not on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of his conveyancing?
That is more than likely a wrong assumption to make. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Fleet conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.
At what point can the exchange of contracts occur in residential conveyancing in Fleet and do I need to attend the lawyers branch?
If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Fleet you are welcome to come in to sign the paperwork. However, the firms we work with provide a nationwide conveyancing service and give just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the property agreement is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the conveyancer to address the formalities at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Fleet)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
I need some fast conveyancing in Fleet as I am under a deadline to exchange contracts in less than 3 weeks. Fortunately I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?
As you are are a cash buyer you have the choice not to do searches although no lawyer would advise that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Fleet the following are instances of issues that can crop up and therefore affect future mortgageability: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
How does conveyancing in Fleet differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Fleet come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Fleet usually 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 Fleet or who has acted in the same development.
My company is looking to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend lawyers offering competitive fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Fleet for less than £1,200?
We are happy to recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Fleet, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are looking to buy or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can find you the right firm. Regarding the costs these will vary based on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or telephone so as to enable us to provide you with a detailed commercial conveyancing calculation.
How much experience do your Fleet conveyancing solicitors have with Help To Buy, Shared Equity and similar schemes?
Fleet conveyancing lawyers help thousands of buyers move home every year and helped plenty of clients through the Help To Buy scheme. The chances are that whatever makes your case unique Fleet conveyancers have worked on recent similar cases.