Do the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site carry out conveyancing in Stanmore by way of an attended exchange?
There are a few conveyancing specialists who can conduct 24hr exchanges. Do contact us to get a costs illustration and details as to dates.
Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Stanmore is more expensive?
Stanmore leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving relevant notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.
My father pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Stanmore there could be a number of restrictions prohibiting external changes to a property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Stanmore which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Stanmore should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with HSBC. Stanmore conveyancing lawyers are appointed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from HSBC?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have HSBC completed the valuation? Have you advised HSBC as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the HSBC conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
My wife and I are at the point of viewing houses in Stanmore and I am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I am planning to take a home loan with Yorkshire BS.
It would be prudent to start your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the estate agent. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.
I am selling our home in Stanmore and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A high street Stanmore conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used an online conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Stanmore. Having lived in Stanmore for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same ailment)
How does conveyancing in Stanmore differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Stanmore contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because builders in Stanmore tend to purchase the real estate, 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 property lawyers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Stanmore or who has acted in the same development.
We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the agent informed us that the vendor will only go ahead if we instruct their preferred conveyancers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family solicitor who is familiar with conveyancing in Stanmore
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this ultimatum. If they desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to appoint your own,trusted Stanmore conveyancing firm - rather thanthe ones that will earn their estate agent a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing targets set by senior management.