My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Crabtree. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?
Having to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you will need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of urgency as you now have a pending a drop dead date to complete the purchase. Every auction property will have a corresponding legal set of papers. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the auction pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation specific to a leasehold property. You need to give this to the lawyer instructed by you as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that you have funds in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.
Can I be sure that the Crabtree conveyancing solicitor on the Bank of Ireland panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Crabtree seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.
I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in October 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Principality are being pedantic. The Crabtree solicitor who is on the Principality conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Principality are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Principality have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Principality have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Principality may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Is it necessary to take out insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when purchasing a house in Crabtree?
Unless a prior acquisition of the premises took place post 12 October 2013 you can assume that lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Crabtree to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Crabtree is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Crabtree are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Crabtree you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Crabtree 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 premises.
I am selling my home. My past solicitors have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Crabtree if that affects matters.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Crabtree. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but reside in Crabtree. My solicitor (based 250 miles from merequires that I sign a stat dec ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Crabtree to witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Crabtree
I’m about to sell my 2 bed flat in Crabtree. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have just had a yearly service charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the maintenance contribution as normal because all rents and service payments will be apportioned on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
Crabtree Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should consider before Purchasing
How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? For most Crabtree leaseholds the outlay for major works tend not to be included within service charges, albeit that some managing agents in Crabtree ask leaseholders to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific intention of building a fund for larger repairs or maintenance. Who are the managing agents?