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Reasons to use our Walton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Walton property lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Walton will be carried out by a property lawyer on your bank member panel.
  • 3 Over the years Walton property lawyer have established excellent links with Walton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Walton.
  • 4 Using a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Walton regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Walton and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Walton since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walton

Why would I use a Walton conveyancing practice given that internet based alternatives are less overpriced?

To take your time to find shop around for conveyancing costs in Walton and you should seek a competitive fee calculation but don’t be focused with hunting for the lowest priced Walton conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a frustrating house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced lawyer. An e-mail can never replace a phone call and can never replicate a face to face appointment. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you on headway and keep you informed. Should you need to call the firm you will be sure who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.

I have 7378 less than 75 years remaining on my lease and require a lease extension for my apartment in Walton. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 12/5/2024 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum 85 years unexpired from completion, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

Are all Walton Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing list of approved firms?

It is true that some banks and building societies now utilise the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of firms.

Does a directory service exist listing Leeds Building Society panel conveyancers in Walton on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

No. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of mortgage companies make their panel listings open the public on the web. Where you are looking for a Walton solicitor on the Leeds Building Society please make the most of our tool.

The mortgage over my property is with TSB for my property in Walton. Conveyancing was finalised some time ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform TSB?

Your original mortgage agreement with TSB will provide that you need their approval in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of TSB’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact TSB directly. You need not do this via a TSB conveyancing panel firm.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Walton prior to retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not issue a loan on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Walton. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Walton to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

I am 3 weeks into a freehold purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the high street agent to handle our conveyancing in Walton. I am not happy. Can you help me find new solicitors?

They would have to be really poor in order to consider replacing them. Has the mortgage been generated? If so you need to inform them of the new contact details and get the loan are issued to the new lawyers. The conveyancer should be on the mortgage company panel to avoid escalating fees and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The search tool can assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Walton

I only have Sixty One years remaining on my lease in Walton. I now want to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What options are available to me?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to track down the freeholder. In some cases a specialist should be useful to conduct investigations and to produce an expert document to be used as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer in relation to investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Walton.

After months of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Walton. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Walton conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Walton flat is 147 Redford Close in June 2012. The Tribunal determined the lease extension premium to be at £4,200 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 82.93 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Walton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Walton practicing in commercial conveyancing in Walton. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Trevor Munn, Easterly Boathouse, The Towpath, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2PF
  • Nichols Marcy Dawson, Portman House, Colby Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2RN
  • Julian Philip & Co, Unit 3 Shepperton Business Park, Govett Avenue, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8BA
  • Sethi & Co, 79 Staines Road West, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7AH
  • Meadows Ryan Solicitors Ltd, 56 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8DP

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Walton regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Walton but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR

Planning law solicitors in Walton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Walton specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Galloway Hughes Llp, Aissela, 46 High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9QY
  • Hunter Peddell Property Law, Oak House, 39/41 The Parade, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0PB
  • Mundays Llp, Cedar House, 78 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1AN

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

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