Why would I instruct a Chatteris conveyancing company given that internet based conveyancers are so much cheaper?
Its a good idea to get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Chatteris and you should seek a competitive fee calculation but don’t waste your energy looking for the lowest priced Chatteris conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted solicitor. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone call and can never replicate a face to face meeting. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an online conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you on any developments making sure that you are regularly updated. Should it ever be necessary to call the firm you will be sure who to ask for and they will ensure you are kept fully informed.
My wife and I are nearing an exchange on a flat in Chatteris and my mum and dad have transferred the ten percent deposit to my conveyancer. I am now informed that as the deposit has not come from me my conveyancer needs to disclose this to my bank. I am advised that, in also acting for the lender he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I advised the lender about my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for this now to delay the deal?
The lawyer is legally required to check with lender to ensure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. Your solicitor can only report this to your bank if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
It is a dozen years since I purchased my house in Chatteris. Conveyancing lawyers have just been retained on the sale but I can't locate the title documents. Is this a major issue?
You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be kept by your lender or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors procuring current official copies of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Chatteris relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.
A relative recommended that if I am buying in Chatteris I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Chatteris conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Chatteris around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Chatteris Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Chatteris.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Chatteris is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Chatteris are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Chatteris you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Chatteris 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 property.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am selling a house in Swansea but reside in Chatteris. My lawyer (approximately 250 kilometers awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Chatteris who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Chatteris