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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Frimley’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Frimley.

Reasons to use our Frimley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Frimley regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Frimley and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Frimley
  • 3 The companies listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 Regardless other companies may claim it may be important to attend your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to include the postman into the equation.
  • 5 Excellent communication together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Frimley home moves can become a lot more complicated as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Frimley since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Frimley

I am not well enough to travel far from Frimley. Is there a reason why all Frimley conveyancers are not on all lender panels?

A decade ago most banks displayed an approach to risk which is different than today. The financial regulator in 2010 conducted a thematic review into property fraud which in summary warned lenders: know the property lawyers on your panel. Consequently, lenders have since looked to extract more data from law firms about their processes and the staff employed by them and set certain criteria such as completing a minimum number of transactions. Many firms have found themselves excluded from lender panels even though they had 100% healthy track record, no complaints and zero claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Many firms found it impossible meet the criteria of amount of transactions the mortgage companies insisted on.

Should our solicitor be raising questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Frimley.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Frimley. There are those who purchase a house in Frimley, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that can be initiated by the buyer or by their lawyers which should figure out the risks in Frimley. The conventional set of information sent to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard question of the vendor to determine if the property has suffered from flooding. If the premises has been flooded in past which is not revealed by the vendor, then a purchaser may bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect reply. The purchaser’s conveyancers should also carry out an environmental report. This should indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be carried out.

How does conveyancing in Frimley differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Frimley come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because builders in Frimley typically buy 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 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 Frimley or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Frimley is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Frimley are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Frimley you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Frimley may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have since found out that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Frimley. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Frimley are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Frimley so you should seriously consider looking for a Frimley conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is located on an estate. Your lawyer should advise you fully on all the issues.

I inherited a split level flat in Frimley, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Frimley with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2076

With only 55 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

My partner and I expecting to complete buying a property in Frimley but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k in the form of a deduction in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process however my bank will not agree to this. Why were they involved?

Your conveyancing practitioner listed on a bank approved list is required to advise the lender of any variations to the sale amount. In the event that you were to refuse your conveyancing practitioner to notify the price change to your mortgage company then they would have no choice but to discontinue representing you and the lender.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Frimley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Frimley specialising in commercial conveyancing in Frimley. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Robert Simmons Legal Services Limited, 3 Wharf Road, Frimley Green, Surrey, GU16 6LE
  • R A W Clark & Co Trading As Melia Mumford, 11-13 Sturt Road, Frimley Green, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6HT
  • Tlsk Solicitors Limited, 3 Stanhope Gate, Yorktown Business Park, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3DW
  • Lee & Company, 2 Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3SP
  • Heald Nickinson, Lansdowne House, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3SY

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Frimley regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Frimley but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Bradleys Property And Probate Lawyers, 76 Frimley High Street, GU16 7HP
  • Brogan Property Lawyers Ltd, 90 High Street, GU16 7JE
  • Vickery Conveyancing Ltd, 75/79 Park Street, GU15 3PE
  • Lyons And Company Conveyancing Llp, 6 Anchor Crescent, GU21 2PD

Planning law solicitors in Frimley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Frimley with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Neale Turk Rochfort, 12 Kings Ride, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4JG
  • Peyto Law, Freelands Farm House, Freelands Drive, Fleet, Hampshire, GU52 0TE

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

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