Having been told to check out your service we were about to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Waltham Abbey recommended on your site but have come across alternative estimates on the internet seem less pricey – why is this?
You can find numerous solicitors offering what appear to be cut price. You should think long and hard as to how important this transaction is to you that want to be penny wise pound foolish in relation to the quality of the conveyancing. Some hide extras deep into the terms of business. The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Waltham Abbey will notdo this.
Various web forums that I have come across warn that are a common cause of delay in Waltham Abbey conveyancing transactions. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Waltham Abbey.
Me and my brother purchased a 4 bedroom Edwardian house in Waltham Abbey. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and National Westminster Bank. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Waltham Abbey and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.
How does conveyancing in Waltham Abbey differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Waltham Abbey approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because new home sellers in Waltham Abbey typically buy the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Waltham Abbey or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Waltham Abbey is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?
Flying freeholds in Waltham Abbey are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Waltham Abbey you must be sure that your lawyer goes 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 Waltham Abbey 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.
As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Neath but I am based in Waltham Abbey. My lawyer (based 260 miles from meneeds me to execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Waltham Abbey who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Waltham Abbey based