Finally the sale completed on my house in Buntingford last March yet the purchaser is SMS messaging daily to say her conveyancer needs to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?
Following your disposal your solicitor is duty bound to send the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer should also send confirmation that the mortgage has been redeemed to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Buntingford.
I am purchasing a semi-detached house in Buntingford. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Buntingford you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Buntingford.
My partner and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Buntingford and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A high street Buntingford conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using a web based conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Buntingford. Having lived in Buntingford for many years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You must 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 health insurance to cover that same sickness)
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Buntingford. I now require my papers but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Buntingford of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Buntingford is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Buntingford are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Buntingford you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Buntingford may determine 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 concerned by brokers that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Buntingford conveyancing practice?
As with lots of professional services, often suggestions from connections can be worth their weight in gold. But there are numerous players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks might all put forward solicitors to use. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the right to appoint your own lawyer. However, bear in mind that some lenders specify a panel list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the lender aspect of your transaction.