Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is removed from the Nationwide Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Groby?
First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
My friend suggested that if I am purchasing in Groby I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Groby conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Groby around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Groby Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Groby Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Groby.
I have todaydiscovered that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Groby for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I establish that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest method to check if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Groby conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Groby differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Groby come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because house builders in Groby tend to acquire the land, 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 Groby or who has acted in the same development.
Is it possible to change solicitor as I need to select a firm on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd conveyancing panel. I had appointed a local conveyancing solicitor in Groby round the corner but he is not approved by Godiva Mortgages Ltd
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Groby on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Groby. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can scrutinise costs for conveyancing solicitors in Groby and beyond.
I’m about to sell my 2 bed flat in Groby.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed however I have just received a yearly service charge invoice – what should I do?
The sensible thing to do is clear the invoice as usual as all ground rent and maintenance payments should be apportionedon completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process