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Reasons to use our Malpas conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The practices identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 Over the years Malpas solicitor have developed valuable links with Malpas local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Malpas.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Malpas
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Malpas regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Malpas and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 The Malpas conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Malpas

Examples of recent conveyancing in Malpas since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Malpas

Me and my fiance are purchasing a 1 bedroom flat in Malpas with a mortgage. We like our Malpas lawyer, however the mortgage company says she’s not on their "panel". It appears that we have no choice but to appoint one of the bank panel solicitors or retain our Malpas conveyancer as well as pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. We regard this is inequitable; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Malpas conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Do the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend carry out right to buy conveyancing in Malpas?

We work with numerous conveyancing lawyers who can conduct right to buy transactions You should call us in order to get a costs illustration.

The Malpas conveyancing solicitors that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Malpas have suddenly shut down. I chose them because I had to have a solicitor on the HSBC conveyancing panel and my previous Malpas lawyer was not. I paid them money in advance. What do I do now?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the HSBC conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to help.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Malpas in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend not issue a mortgage on this type of home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Malpas. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Malpas to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I was pointed in your direction by numerous selling agents in Malpas to locate a solicitor using your seach tool. What’s the financial upside for Estate Agents to recommend your site over another?

We refuse to give any referral fee for sending work to this site. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

We are hoping to buy a 2 bedroom flatin Malpas with a home loan from a lender. We have a solicitor in Malpas however our lender inform us now that he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint from the our mortgage company panel solicitors or stay with our Malpas solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The bank home loan issued is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the mortgage company's conveyancing panel. Until recently, most mortgage companies had large numbers of law firms on their panels, including almost all conveyancing solicitors in Malpas : a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for your mortgage company.

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Domestic conveyancing in Malpas almost always consists of the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Malpas searches for the property
  • Assessing draft contract and other documentation forwarded by the owner’s property lawyer
  • Raising queries with the seller’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Considering the replies given by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if relevant) at the Land Registry.

Whether you are going through a divorce or breakup or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Malpas includes some of the following tasks:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (if relevant)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

Malpas commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on a variety of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    General advice on title or other property issues Land use planning and environmental issues Granting a licence to assign, sublet or carry out works Extension of leases Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback

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

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