Why would I instruct a Halstead conveyancing firm given that national conveyancers are so much cheaper?
By all means make sure that you get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Halstead and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t become consumed with searching for the cheapest Halstead conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a frustrating move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist conveyancer. Emails can't replace a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will tackle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of continuity that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. He or She will update you on any developments and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to phone the office you will know who you need to speak to and we'll ensure you are kept fully informed.
I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (five years old) in Halstead. Almost all the flats are already sold. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Halstead?
You would be opening yourself up to an unnecessary risk in failing carrying out Halstead 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 requirement to have them, but we would absolutely advise in the strongest possible terms that you have them. Where accelerating the process and cost are primary issues you should consider with your conveyancer about the options such as indemnity insurance available to you
Various online forums that I have come across warn that are the primary reason for obstruction in Halstead house deals. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Halstead.
I own a 4 bedroom Edwardian house in Halstead. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Britannia. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to read 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 Halstead and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.
We're new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent has warned us that the seller will only go ahead if we use the agent's recommended conveyancers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Halstead
It is unlikely the owners are behind this. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Speak to the vendors direct and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to appoint your preferred Halstead conveyancing firm - rather thanthose that will give the negotiator at the agency a commission or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by corporate headquarters.
Do I cancel the direct debit for my mortgage with Aldermore as soon as a completion date for my home sale in Halstead has been set?
You are best advised to keep meeting any mortgage payments to Aldermore pending the mortgage being repaid out of the proceeds of sale as part of your Halstead conveyancing.