My best friend’s step-father is a conveyancing practitioner. I am hopeful that I'll be able to get friends and family rates for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what kind of costs would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Sutton?
It’s prudent to request multiple conveyancing quotes. Do use our comparison tool on this page. You will notice that quotes may contrast greatly but service levels do are distinct between solicitors as is true with most professions.
My partner and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Sutton and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Sutton. Having lived in Sutton for six years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? 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 health insurance to cover that same illness)
I have todaybecome aware that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Sutton for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I check that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest way to check if the property is in your name, you can make 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 Sutton conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Sutton differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Sutton contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because new home sellers in Sutton usually buy the land, 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Sutton or who has acted in the same development.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Sutton is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Sutton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Sutton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Sutton may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Sutton. I happened to discover a site which appears to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via email that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?