Having sold my house in Hale last November yet the purchaser is whats apping every few hours to moan that his lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?
Following your disposal your conveyancer is committed to send the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. If applicable, your conveyancer should also evidence that the mortgage has been redeemed to the purchasers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements unique to conveyancing in Hale.
I am planning on selling our home in Hale and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using an internet conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Hale. Having lived in Hale for three years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to seek confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should 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 health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I have a terraced Edwardian property in Hale. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Halifax. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hale and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Hale. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hale
Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Hale is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?
Flying freeholds in Hale are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Hale you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hale may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the bank approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the lender conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.