Is the fact that my solicitor in Goffs Oak is not identified on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of her work?
It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should simply call the Goffs Oak conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.
My Goffs Oak solicitor has identified an inconsistency between the information in the home valuation report and what is in the title deeds. My lawyer has advised that he is duty bound to ensure that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my lawyer’s course or action appropriate?
Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
My partner and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Goffs Oak and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Goffs Oak. Having lived in Goffs Oak for many years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of 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 illness)
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Goffs Oak?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Goffs Oak. 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…’
What does commercial conveyancing in Goffs Oak cover?
Goffs Oak conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide range of advice, provided by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.
My husband and I are new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent informed us that the seller will only move forward if we use the agent's preferred lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a family conveyancer used to conveyancing in Goffs Oak
It is highly unlikely the sellers are behind this. If they require ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Try to communicate with the owners directly and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to instruct your preferred Goffs Oak conveyancing solicitors - rather thanthe ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing thresholds demanded by corporate headquarters.