Finally the sale completed on my house in Great Barford last January yet the purchaser is SMS messaging daily to moan that her lawyer is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?
Following your house sale your solicitor should deliver the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor must also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Great Barford.
My Solicitor in Great Barford has never been on on the Chelsea Building Society Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Chelsea Building Society list of approved lawyers?
Your options are as follows:
- Complete the purchase with your preferred Great Barford solicitors but Chelsea Building Society will need to retain a lawyer on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall conveyancing fees and cause delays.
- Choose an alternative solicitor to act in the purchase, not forgetting to check they are on the Chelsea Building Society panel
We previously instructed conveyancers locally in Great Barford on the Kent Reliance solicitor panel. They have just billed me a separate sum for dealing with the Kent Reliance mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Kent Reliance?
Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your solicitor may levy a fee for this. This fee is not set by Kent Reliance but by your Great Barford property lawyer. Plenty of firms on the Kent Reliance panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many firms incorporate it on their overall fee.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Great Barford off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Nationwide. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.
I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in December 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, UBS are being a right pain. The Great Barford solicitor who is on the UBS conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but UBS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do UBS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that UBS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why UBS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial site in Great Barford?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Great Barford will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Great Barford. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Great Barford.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Great Barford it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Great Barford commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Great Barford.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property can not be found. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Great Barford 4 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?
In today’s world there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your lawyer should know precisely where to find all the relevant paperwork so you can purchase or dispose of your property without any difficulty. Where duplicates can’t be found, your conveyancer can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against future claims on the premises.
We are 3 weeks into a residential purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the high street agent to handle our conveyancing in Great Barford. I am am very dissatisfied with the quality of service. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?
A solicitor would need to be very poor in order to consider changing them. Has your mortgage been sent? In the event that it has you must advise them of the new contact details and ensure the loan are re-sent. The solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid escalating costs and delays. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. The search tool can help you find a lender approved solicitor for your home move in Great Barford