Last April we completed a house move in Downend. We have noticed several problems with the house which we believe were missed in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Downend?
It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Downend. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated as part of the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor answers a form called a SPIF. answers provided is inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Downend.
Completed the sale of my flat in Downend last August but my buyer keeps telephoning every few hours complaining that their conveyancer needs to hear from myconveyancer. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?
Following your house sale your lawyer should deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. If applicable, your lawyer must also evidence that the mortgage has been paid off to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks specific conveyancing in Downend.
I am selling our home in Downend and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used an internet conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Downend. We have lived in Downend for many years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to seek confirmation need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same ailment)
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Downend. Now, I need my documents but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do contact 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 Downend of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Downend. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Downend
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.
My father-in-law has suggested that I use his lawyers for conveyancing in Downend. Do I take his guidance?
There are no two ways about it the ideal way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to get guidance from friends or family who have actually experience in using the solicitor you're are thinking of instructing.