Our mortgage company has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Dartford but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Dartford or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?
Not all Dartford conveyancing solicitors are approved and listed on all banks conveyancing panel. Use the above find an approved solicitor tool to find a Dartford conveyancing firm on the on the mortgage company panel.
I am assisting my mother sell her flat in Dartford. Does the conveyancing solicitor order the EPC or it is for the owner to coordinate?
Following the abolition of Home Packs, energy assessments became a compulsory element of moving house. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand before the property is marketed. It is not something that law firms normally arrange. Where you are instructing a Dartford conveyancing practitioner they might be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with reputable Dartford providers
A friend advised me that in buying a property in Dartford there could be a number of restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?
We are aware of anumerous of properties in Dartford which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Dartford should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Dartford. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
I completed on my flat on 9 October and the transaction details are still not registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Dartford said it would be concluded in a couple of weeks. Are properties in Dartford particularly slow to register?
As far as conveyancing in Dartford is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ depending on the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any interested persons or bodies. As of today in the region of 80% of submission are fully addressed within two weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Historically registration occurs once the buyer is living at the premises thus an expedited registration is not usually top priority yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.
How does conveyancing in Dartford differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Dartford come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because new home sellers in Dartford usually buy the site, 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Dartford or who has acted in the same development.
Is it best to use a Dartford conveyancing practitioner based in the location that I am buying? I have an old university friend who can deal with the legal work but her office is approximately 350kilometers away.
The benefit of a high street Dartford conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to execute paperwork, present your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Dartford know how is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and in the main were impressed that must trump using an unfamiliar Dartford conveyancing lawyer just because they are local.
What advice do you have for searching for auction conveyancing in Dartford?
First ask the people you trust who they would recommend. Second, use a search tool on the web for conveyancing in Dartford. Call a couple or more firms from the list and request that they send you their conveyancing estimate and speak to the lawyer who will handle your conveyancing before you make your decision. Option 3 is to use this site to help you find the right lawyers for you based on your unique requirements including location,speed, complexity and who your intended mortgage company is.Avoid the trap of appointing £99 conveyancing solicitors in Dartford