Please could you suggest a Coventry Building Society accepted Chatham conveyancing solicitor finish our home move within less than a month? Am I best advised to unstruct a local Chatham solicitor or a nationwide conveyancer?
We can recommend some very good Chatham conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Chatham. Go in to a couple of firms and request to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Explain your expectations together with your reasons and get an assurance on speed. Appoint the lawyer that genuine.
The Chatham conveyancing firm that I recently instructed on my purchase in Chatham have suddenly closed. I chose them because I needed a firm on the Barclays conveyancing panel and my previous Chatham lawyer was not. I paid them £170 in advance. What do I do now?
If you have an estate agent involved then let them know immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Barclays conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to assist.
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may impact a commercial land in Chatham?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Chatham will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Chatham. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Chatham.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Chatham it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Chatham commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Chatham.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Chatham?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Chatham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I'm purchasing a new build house in Chatham with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The property agent suggested that I not to tell my solicitor about the extras as it would adversely affect my loan with the lender. 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.
Developers have suggested I use a lawyer and I've sought an estimate from them. It's almost three hundred pounds cheaper than my family Chatham property lawyer. Should I use them?
Housebuilders frequently have lists of conveyancers who expedite matters and who know the builder's contract and lawyer. Plenty of developers offer an inducement to select their approved lawyer for this reason, any increased cost can be avoided and a builder will not suggest a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the conveyancing stall when they need an exchange in 28 days. The argument for not opting for the recommended conveyancing practitioner is that they may be unwilling to fight for your interests at the risk of alienating the housebuilder. Where you have concerns that this may be the situation you should stick with your high street Chatham conveyancing practitioner.