How do I search for the right solicitor to provide a first class service for our conveyancing in Christchurch?
Option 1 is to ask the people you trust whom they would instruct.
Option 2 is to look on the web for conveyancing in Christchurch. Telephone a couple or more firms from the list and ask them to send you their conveyancing charges and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee the conveyancing beforemaking your choice.
Option 3 is to use our search tool to help you find the right lawyers taking into account your unique requirements including the type of property,speed, complexity and who your intended lender is. Don't take the bait of low cost conveyancing in Christchurch
All was ready to complete my purchase in Christchurch next Tuesday. My solicitor now wants me to supply her with proof of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the lender. What does the insurance need to cover?
Any lawyer on acting for mortgage companies would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. These obligations are not specific to conveyancing in Christchurch.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Christchurch?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Christchurch. 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…’
How does conveyancing in Christchurch differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Christchurch come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Christchurch typically buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Christchurch or who has acted in the same development.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial offices in Christchurch and how can you help?
The 1954 Act gives protection to commercial leaseholders, giving them the legal entitlement to apply to court for a renewal tenancy and remain in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and help with commercial conveyancing in Christchurch
I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Christchurch. I've land on a site which appears to be the perfect answer If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?