I have just been advised by my IFA that my Broughton Astley property lawyer is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?
The first thing you need to do is to call your Broughton Astley lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your bank.
Our bank has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Broughton Astley but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Broughton Astley round the corner to me. Are you able to help?
The minority of Broughton Astley conveyancing firms are on all banks conveyancing panel. Please make use of our find an approved solicitor tool to locate a Broughton Astley conveyancing conveyancer on the on the lender panel.
Should our solicitor be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Broughton Astley.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in Broughton Astley. There are those who acquire a property in Broughton Astley, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.
Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that may be initiated by the buyer or by their lawyers which should figure out the risks in Broughton Astley. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard inquiry of the seller to determine if the property has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer may commence a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading response. A buyer’s conveyancers will also commission an enviro report. This should indicate whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations should be initiated.
I have recentlybeen informed that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Broughton Astley for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest method to check if the premises is in your name, 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 Broughton Astley conveyancing specialists.
My brother has suggested that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Broughton Astley. Should I use them?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Broughton Astley conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to get feedback from friends or relatives who have actually previously instructed the solicitor that you are considering.
The mortgage broker has recommended their solicitor for our conveyancing in Broughton Astley - Is it not simpler better to just instruct them?
This is not necessarily the case and you are at liberty to instruct whichever conveyancer you decide for your Broughton Astley conveyancing. A conveyancer put forward by an estate agent may not necessarily be the best conveyancing practitioner, they may recommend their preferred conveyancing firm who are based remotely. In this instance you may not have contact with your property lawyer and due to the lack of continuity in the transaction, it may be difficult to obtain updates.