I have todayfound out that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Aylesford for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest way to check if the property is registered to you, 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 Aylesford conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Aylesford differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Aylesford contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because house builders in Aylesford tend to acquire 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 property lawyers 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 Aylesford or who has acted in the same development.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Aylesford is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Aylesford are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Aylesford 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 Aylesford 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 premises.
Am I right to be suspicious by brokers that I am dealing with are recommending a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Aylesford conveyancing firm?
As with lots of service providers, often input from connections can be extremely useful or valuable. Nevertheless there are lots of players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies might all suggest lawyers to retain. Sometimes these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there might be a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the right to choose your preferred conveyancer. You need to be aware that the majority of lenders have an approved list of solicitors you must use for the lender aspect of your conveyancing.
My partner has recommend that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Aylesford. Should I choose my own conveyancer?
There are no two ways about it the ideal way to find a conveyancing practitioner is to get guidance from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor that you are contemplating using.
I am looking to buy a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Aylesford who is on the mortgage company approved panel. Can you recommend a Aylesford or local Aylesford conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the lender who carry out conveyancing in Aylesford. We dont recommend any particular solicitor.