My fiance’s dad is a conveyancing practitioner. I expect that I will receive friends and family fee for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of figure would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Hedge End?
It’s sensible to request 3 or more like-for-like conveyancing quotes. Do use our search tool on this site. The amounts do be different but service levels do are distinct between conveyancers as is the case with most professions.
Completed the sale of my flat in Hedge End last April yet the purchaser is Skype messaging daily complaining that his solicitor needs to hear from mine. What should have happened now that I have sold?
Following your sale your solicitor should forward the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. If applicable, your lawyer must also confirm that the mortgage has been repaid to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps just for conveyancing in Hedge End.
We're in Hedge End, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Santander , and our lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancing practitioner 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.
My colleague suggested that where I am purchasing in Hedge End I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your Hedge End conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Hedge End around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Hedge End Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Hedge End Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Hedge End.
I am looking for a flat up to £235,500 and found one close by in Hedge End I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hedge End for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.
We have just discovered that one of the directors of the law firm undertaking the purchase conveyancing in Hedge End is related to the vendor. Is this acceptable?
Provided no conflict arises this is permitted. If you are needing a mortgage then the bank may have a say as many banks have specific requirements on this. For example for RBS - Virgin One as of 5/5/2021, the requirements read as follows :