Having sold my house in Battle last May but my buyer keeps Skype messaging me to moan that his solicitor needs to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?
Post completion of your house sale your lawyer is committed to deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Where appropriate, your lawyer should also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been discharged to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps unique to conveyancing in Battle.
My property lawyer in Battle is not on the Virgin Money Solicitor Panel. Can I still retain my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Virgin Money panel?
The limited options available to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your preferred Battle lawyers but Virgin Money will need to instruct a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall legal fees as well as result in delays.
- Get a new solicitor to act in the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are on the Virgin Money panel
I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when acquiring a property in Battle? or I am told that there is historic law that means some house owners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for repairs to the chancel within the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Battle?
Unless a prior purchase of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you can take it that solicitors delivering conveyancing in Battle to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I have justfound out that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Battle for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can carry out 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 Battle conveyancing specialists.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my aunt I am disposing of a residence in Cardiff but live in Battle. My conveyancer (approximately 250 miles from merequires that I sign a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Battle who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Battle based
We have had DIP from Barclays who said we could borrow up to £117k. When do I need to instruct a solicitor for conveyancing? Battle is where we are .
You can instruct a conveyancer now so that the solicitor can open the file so they can do the AML checks etc. If and when you wish them to start work they will seek a deposit normally approximately £225. That should generally be after you have the mortgage offer and valuation back, but should you want to expedite the process you can start sooner even though you may be risking some money.