I am in the market for a low cost property lawyer. Should I go for for an online conveyancer as opposed to a local Hitchin conveyancing lawyer?
In the main conveyancing practitioners in your neck of the woods will enjoy strong connections with your local authority, which could assist with the Hitchin conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will need to carry out. It can only help if they have existing connections with the Local Land Registry Office your area Hitchin, other lawyers in the area and Hitchin property agents.
My husband and I are getting closer to an exchange on a house in Hitchin and my parents have sent the ten percent deposit to my property lawyer. I am now informed that as the deposit has not come from me my conveyancing practitioner needs to disclose this to my bank. Apparently, in also acting for the bank he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I advised the mortgage company concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?
Your solicitor is duty bound to check with the bank to ensure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only reveal this to your bank if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
I have been told that property searches are the primary cause of hinderance in Hitchin house deals. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Hitchin.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Hitchin. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hitchin
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. 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.
I'm remortgaging my current home to a buy to let mortgage with Britannia and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on another house. The neighborhood we are looking at is Hitchin. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two lenders and link together the transactions?
Do use our comparison tool on this page to ensure that the solicitors are on the appropriate lender panels. On the basis that they are your conveyancer will be able to tie up the two conveyancing matters but you should have a chat with you solicitor and make apparent your expectations and requirements.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandfather I am selling a house in Monmouth but I am based in Hitchin. My lawyer (who is 235 miles from meneeds me to sign a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Hitchin to witness and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Hitchin based