Having sold my house in East Ham last March but our buyer keeps telephoning every few hours to say their lawyer is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?
Following your disposal your solicitor is committed to forward the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Where relevant, your lawyer should also evidence that the mortgage has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements peculiar conveyancing in East Ham.
My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in East Ham. I need to find out whether they are on the Coventry Building Society approved list of lawyers. Can you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?
The first thing you should do is contact the lawyer and ask them if they can act for the lender. Otherwise you can get in touch with Coventry Building Society who may be able to help.
How does conveyancing in East Ham differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in East Ham approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because developers in East Ham tend to 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 East Ham or who has acted in the same development.
I am selling my home. My previous lawyers closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in East Ham if that makes a difference.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in East Ham. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
We're novice buyers - agreed a price, yet the estate agent told us that the seller will only move forward if we use their recommended conveyancers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in East Ham
We suspect that the seller is not behind this request. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated buyer is counter productive. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they understand (a)you are genuine purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to instruct your preferred East Ham conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a commission or achieve conveyancing figures pre-set by senior management.
I yesterday discovered that one of the partners of the solicitors undertaking the purchase conveyancing in East Ham is is the father of the owners that we are purchasing from. Is this permitted?
As long as there is no conflict of interest this should be fine. If you are needing a home loan then the bank may have a say as many mortgage companies have specific requirements on this. For example for Chelsea Building Society as of 21/3/2023, the requirements read as follows :
* there is no conflict of interest and none arises during the transaction
* the firm is a partnership
* the conveyancer acting is not the borrower or a member of the borrower's immediate family.