We see that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I retain them for our conveyancing in Walton on the Naze?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Santander conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Walton on the Naze.
I am buying a terraced house in Walton on the Naze. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Walton on the Naze you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Walton on the Naze.
A relative recommended that where I am purchasing in Walton on the Naze I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Walton on the Naze conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Walton on the Naze around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Walton on the Naze Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Walton on the Naze.
How does conveyancing in Walton on the Naze differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Walton on the Naze come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because builders in Walton on the Naze typically 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Walton on the Naze or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Walton on the Naze ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you call us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Walton on the Naze. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Walton on the Naze especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Walton on the Naze.
My fiance is purchasing a shared ownership flat in Walton on the Naze. He was given a quote by the property lawyer recommended by the selling agents and it came to £1156 . It was seven years ago since I sold and purchased a house and the fee was £500. Have charges really escalated to that extent?
We would recommend that you e-mail 3 or 4 local Walton on the Naze conveyancing firms requesting prices. It is advisable to base your selection not solely on cost, but on promptness and on how comprehensive the reply is.