Last September we completed a house move in Grangetown. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we suspect were omitted in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? Can you clarify the nature of searches that should have been carried out for conveyancing in Grangetown?
It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in Grangetown. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken as part of the legal transfer of property are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller fills in a document known as a SPIF. If the information ends up being inaccurate, you could possibly take legal action against the vendor 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 Grangetown.
What will a local search reveal regarding the property my wife and I purchasing in Grangetown?
Grangetown conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Grangetown conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.
I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Grangetown. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Grangetown of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Grangetown. I happened to chance upon a site which appears to be the ideal answer If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
We expect to complete the disposal of our £175,000 garden flat in Grangetown next Wednesday. The managing agents has quoted £372 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Grangetown?
Grangetown conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes usually necessitates fees being raised by management companies :
Answering pre-exchange questions
Where consent is required before sale in Grangetown
Copies of the building insurance and schedule
Deeds of covenant upon sale
Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Leasehold Conveyancing in Grangetown - Sample of Questions you should ask before buying
Best to be warned whether changing the roof or some other significant cost is due shortly that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and may well materially increase the the service fees or result in a one off invoice. How long is the Lease? This information is helpful as a) areas can result in problems in the building as the common areas may start to deteriorate if services remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have a dispute with the running of the building you will wish to have full disclosure
How much experience do your Grangetown conveyancing solicitors have with Help To Buy, Shared Equity and similar schemes?
Grangetown conveyancing lawyers help thousands of buyers move home every year and helped lots of clients through the Help To Buy scheme. The chances are that whatever makes your case unique Grangetown conveyancers have worked on recent similar matters.