I require conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (6 years old) in Bromley. Almost all the properties are already sold. Do I need carry out the conveyancing searches for my conveyancing in Bromley?
Where you are obtaining a mortgage, your lender will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Bromley conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will ’encourage’, perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should not go ahead without searches, but he or she is duty bound in this regard. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you insist that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or ask you to appoint a different lawyer for your conveyancing in Bromley.
We're in Bromley, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Clydesdale , and our solicitor is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Bromley and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used an internet conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Bromley. We have lived in Bromley for six years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Bromley is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?
Flying freeholds in Bromley are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Bromley you would need to get your solicitor to go 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 Bromley 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.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Bromley and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Bromley. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Bromley area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Bromley. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
Developers have suggested I use a conveyancing practitioner and I've obtained a quote from them. It's almost £300 less expensive than my family Bromley conveyancing practitioner. Should I use them?
Housebuilders normally have lists of conveyancing practitioners who are quick and who know the developer’s documentation and solicitor. Plenty of developers offer an incentive to use a preferred conveyancing practitioner for this reason, any increased cost can be avoided and a developer will not put forward a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the conveyancing delayed when they require an exchange within a tight time frame. The argument for not agreeing to use the recommended solicitor is that they may prove reluctant to 'push' your interests at the risk of alienating the sellers. If you worry that this may be the case you should stick with your high street Bromley conveyancing practitioner.