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5 reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Stanwell

  • 1 Stanwell solicitors work in conjunction with Stanwell estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 2 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Stanwell has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 3 The firms identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Our site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Stanwell will be conducted by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Personal touch and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Stanwell home moves can become significantly more stressful as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stanwell since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stanwell

Are you able to suggest a Platform Home Loans Ltd approved Stanwell conveyancing conveyancer who can have us moved in within 10 days? Would it be better to use a local Stanwell solicitor or a web based conveyancer?

We can recommend some very good Stanwell conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Stanwell. Visit two or three firms and request to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Mention your requirements together with the reasons and get an assurance on speed. Appoint the lawyer that genuine.

The Stanwell conveyancing firm that just started acting on my house acquisition in Stanwell have without warning closed. I only went with them because I needed a firm on the HSBC conveyancing panel and my preferred Stanwell lawyer was not. I issued them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to 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 should be in a position to assist.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Stanwell. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Stanwell. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor. I paid an on account payment of £150. Shortly after, the property lawyer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nationwide panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I have instructed a Stanwell conveyancing practitioner having made sure that they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Nottingham will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nottingham will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Stanwell postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Stanwell.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when purchasing a house in Stanwell? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that owners of property living in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel within the church. Is this relevant for conveyancing in Stanwell?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you can expect solicitors conducting conveyancing in Stanwell to continue to suggest a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Should I be suspicious by brokers that I am dealing with are recommending an internet conveyancing firm rather than a local Stanwell conveyancing firm?

As with lots of service providers, often input from connections can be extremely useful or valuable. Yet there are many players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies may suggest conveyancers to select. On occasion the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to select your preferred conveyancer. Don't forget that some mortgage providers operate an approved list of solicitors you have to use for the mortgage aspect of your home move.

I own a leasehold flat in Stanwell. Conveyancing was finished in last year. I have been told that I mustn’t let the the remaining lease term to get too short. What is the reasoning?

Stanwell domestic long term leases are for a prescribed term - often ninety nine years when they started. However many appartments in Stanwell were constructed or converted 25 or more years ago and so these leases now have fewer than eighty years left to run. This may sound like a long time however Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage companies on the whole need leases to have at least seventy five years left to adequate security. Accordingly when you come to sell the property you will need to extend the term of your lease if you are approaching eighty years. To enhance your property value you should be thinking about whether or not to extend your lease well in advance of selling the property. There are also strong financial reasons to taking action before the lease hits eighty years as when the lease falls below eighty years the premium you have to pay to extend starts to get a lot more expensive.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Stanwell regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Stanwell but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Dale And Newbery Llp, Clarence House, 31 Clarence Street, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 4SY
  • Owen White & Catlin Llp, Gavel House, 90-92 High Street, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 4ES
  • Khokhar Solicitors, 30 Spring Promenade, West Drayton, Southall, Middlesex, UB7 9GL
  • Kapoor & Co, 6th Floor, Vista Office Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW4 6JQ
  • Burch Phillips & Co, 63a Station Road, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 7LR

Planning law solicitors in Stanwell regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Stanwell with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Stanwell
  • Jay Visva Solicitors, First Floor, 784 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0RS
  • Iliffes Booth Bennett, Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1AB

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Stanwell is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (where appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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