The vendors of the property we are hoping to buy have instructed a conveyancing firm in Norbiton who has insisted on a lock out contract with a payment 6,000. Are such agreements sensible?
Lock out agreements are agreements binding a home owner and prospective acquirer granting the buyer the sole right to purchase the property within a prescribed time frame. Essentially, a lock out is a document specifying that you should receive a contract at a later date which is the contract for the actual sale. It is generally used for buyer confidence though in some cases, the seller may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are many positives and negatives to using them but you need to check with your conveyancer but note that it may end up costing you more in conveyancing charges. For this these contracts are avoided when it comes to conveyancing in Norbiton.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Norbiton so that I can attend their offices if necessary.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for mortgage companies conduct the vast majority of work through the post, e-mail or over the phone. This means that they can undertake the legal work for your home move no matter where you live in England or Wales. That being said you should check if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
We are buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Norbiton. The intention is to an extension at the rear at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve enquiries to see if these works were previously refused?
Your conveyancer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Norbiton will on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain works or necessitated the permission of another owner. Certain works call for local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Kent Reliance. Norbiton conveyancing lawyers were selected. How long does it take for Kent Reliance to forward the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Kent Reliance done the survey? Have you advised Kent Reliance as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Norbiton off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Barclays. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Barclays, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel.
I have todayfound out that Stirling Law have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Norbiton for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I establish that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest way to check if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Norbiton conveyancing specialists.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandfather I am selling a property in Newport but reside in Norbiton. My lawyer (who is 235 kilometers awayhas requested that I execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Norbiton to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Norbiton based
I have recently had an offer accepted on a leasehold flat in Norbiton and the estate agent that we are dealing with recommended his conveyancing practitioner. They quoted £800 including VAT and disbursements. Does this sound like a good deal?
Don't just go on 1 estimate. You should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Norbiton. Then choose one that you trust and just as important, is on the approved list of the bank that you are sourcing your mortgage from.