Which lender panels in Ashford are you a member of?
Of lenders with offices proximate to Ashford, Homeward Legal work in conjunction with most. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Ashford include NatWest, 5 Woodthorpe Rd, Ashford, TW15 2RN.
Should I select a solicitors firm put forward by the local agent?
Estate agent referrals are a not uncommon way to find a solicitor, however, these referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.
How much will searches be?
Searches range in cost, subject to which searches have been ordered. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and will not be included in the quoted conveyancing fees.
If I’m putting my furniture and other things in storage, will the process take longer?
There shouldn’t be any reason why your move would take longer than a standard removal if you are pitting your belongings into storage. In fact, in some instances, it might be beneficial for the chain and your completion on the sale, since you are likely to incur fewer delays in the process because you can put your furniture and other things in storage before the event.
Whatever your plans, it’s worth mentioning them to your conveyancing solicitor so that they know the logistics on the day of completion, and may even be able to provide advice and pointers on what to consider before the day to ensure things move more smoothly.
What’s the difference between exchange of contracts and completion?
When you exchange contracts, this means that you are agreeing to all the terms drawn up within the contract made between you on one side of the transaction, and the opposite party on the other side. It is from this point that you are legally obliged to go through with the transaction (unless you want to be subject to financial and/or legal penalties).
The completion of contracts is the point where you officially take over ownership of the property, receive the keys and can move in. All monies are transferred between the various parties and the conveyancing solicitor contacts the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to you.
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