Last March we completed a house move in Burghfield Common. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we suspect were missed in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? Can you clarify the nature of searches that needed to have been conducted as part of conveyancing in Burghfield Common?
The question is vague as what problems have arisen and if they are unique to conveyancing in Burghfield Common. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller answers a form known as a SPIF. answers provided is misleading, you could possibly take legal action against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Burghfield Common.
Having sold my house in Burghfield Common last June but my buyer keeps whats apping me complaining that their lawyer is waiting to hear from myconveyancer. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?
Following your house sale your conveyancer should send the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been discharged to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Burghfield Common.
How do I investigate if the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Burghfield Common is on the lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Nationwide Building Society thus paying £187.00 plus VAT in another set of legal fees.
You should take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this site. Pick the lender and type ‘Burghfield Common’ or your preferred area and you will see a number of lawyer offices in Burghfield Common or by proximity to you.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Burghfield Common. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Burghfield Common of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am purchasing my first flat in Burghfield Common with a loan from Barclays . The sellers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The house builders rep advised me not to tell my conveyancer about this deal as it will impact my loan with Barclays . Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Can I discover who owns a house in Burghfield Common?
As long as the property is registered with HMLR, and you have the details of the location of the premises, you will be able to view details from the HM Land Registry of the registered owner for a for less than a fiver.