I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (five years built) in Grove Park. 95% of the properties are already disposed of. Is it strictly necessary to order conveyancing searches for my conveyancing in Grove Park?
You would be putting yourself at risk in not carrying out Grove Park conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying without a mortgage there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would absolutely advise in the strongest possible terms that your conveyancer conducts them. If timings and driving down costs are top of your issues you should discuss with your conveyancer about the options such as contingency insurance available to you
It is is a decade since I purchased my house in Grove Park. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been retained on the sale but I am unable to locate the title deeds. Is this a major issue?
You need not be too concerned. Firstly the deeds may be with the mortgage company or they may be in the possession of the lawyers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors obtaining current official copies of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Grove Park involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.
My wife and I are buying a apartment in Grove Park. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On completion day we have to put funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
Is it the case that all Grove Park CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel?
Some major lenders now utilise the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Grove Park off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Kent Reliance. 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 have 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 Kent Reliance, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.
What can a local search inform me about the property my wife and I purchasing in Grove Park?
Grove Park conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searchflow The local search plays a central part in most Grove Park conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (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 thirteen topic areas.
I have justbecome aware that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Grove Park for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I check that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest way to see if the property is in your name, you can make 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 Grove Park conveyancing specialists.
How easy is it to swap firm as I have to choose one who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing list. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Grove Park five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Clydesdale
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Grove Park on the Clydesdale panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are registered with the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Grove Park. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can scrutinise fees for conveyancing solicitors in Grove Park and beyond.