I am searching for value for money property lawyer. Should I go for for a national conveyancer or a high street Chislehurst conveyancing solicitor?
Existing third party relationships are another important factor to consider when choosing conveyancing lawyers. Chislehurst conveyancers often have long term relationships with financial advisers and Chislehurst, local authorities, valuers and other conveyancing firms meaning the whole process is going to be much more straightforward for you. Possessing specialist experience in the local area also helps too.
Do the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site handle conveyancing in Chislehurst by way of an attended exchange?
We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct one day exchanges. You should call us to obtain a costs illustration and details as to dates.
We're in Chislehurst, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Bank of Ireland , and our lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
Should my solicitor be asking questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Chislehurst.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in Chislehurst. Some people will acquire a house in Chislehurst, completely expectant 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, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.
Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that may be initiated by the purchaser or by their lawyers which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Chislehurst. The standard property information forms sent to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a usual question of the seller to discover whether the premises has suffered from flooding. If the property has been flooded in past which is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser could issue a claim for damages as a result of such an misleading reply. A buyer’s lawyers should also commission an enviro report. This will reveal whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be made.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Chislehurst. Now, I need the documents however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Chislehurst 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.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Chislehurst is the location of the property. Can you offer any guidance?
Flying freeholds in Chislehurst 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 Chislehurst you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Chislehurst may decide 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.