It has come to my attention via my estate agent that my Liphook property lawyer is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. What can I do to check?
Your first step should be to call your Liphook lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.
Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Liphook even where I’m not buying or selling a house, for example where I intend to acquire a shop in Liphook with a loan from Virgin Money?
The service is predominantly used to help choose domestic conveyancing solicitors in Liphook but we have set out at the end of this page a few Liphook commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the company directly to establish if they are also authorised to represent Virgin Money
Our lender has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Liphook but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Liphook local to me. Are you able to help?
Not all Liphook conveyancing firms are on all banks conveyancing panel. Use the above find an approved solicitor tool to locate a Liphook conveyancing solicitor on the on the bank panel.
There are plenty of conveyancing solicitors in Liphook but how do I know who I should use?
We would encourage you not to go for the cheapest Liphook conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
I am expecting a DIP from Aldermore this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Aldermore recommend any Liphook solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Liphook solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Aldermore through the process.
UBS have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a house in Liphook has been agreed to, now what?
Your property agent will need to know who your solicitors are (make sure the conveyancing practitioners are on the lender’s approved list). Call up UBS or the broker and finalise any relevant documentation. UBS will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or seller to book a slot for the valuation to occur. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about ten days for the mortgage offer to be issued. UBS will issue the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Liphook.
I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Liphook for my house move. Can I review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
One can review documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor telephone calls for training reasons.
I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a two flats in Liphook which have about 50 years left on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?
A lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease shortens the marketability of the lease reduces and results in it becoming more costly to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is often a good idea to extend the lease term. It is often difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We recommend you seek professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena.
I inherited a 1 bedroom flat in Liphook, conveyancing formalities finalised August 2004. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable properties in Liphook with an extended lease are worth £260,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2095
With 74 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as professional fees.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.