The Longford conveyancing solicitors that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Longford have suddenly shut down. I only went with them because I needed a lawyer on the Aldermore conveyancing panel and my previous Longford lawyer was not. I cut them a cheque for £250 in advance. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.
My wife and I are buying a property in Longford. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? On the day of competition we will need to put our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
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.
A friend pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Longford there could be various restrictions preventing external alterations to the property. Is this right?
We are aware of anumerous of properties in Longford which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Longford should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
Can you point me to a directory of RBS panel conveyancers in Longford on the Building Society Association’s Website?
No. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of banks make their panel listings visible over the internet. Where you are seeking to appoint a Longford property lawyer on the RBS please make the most of our tool.
five months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Longford concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Longford is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Longford are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Longford you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Longford may determine 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.
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At this site secure a fixed fee quote via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the issues for your conveyancing in Longford. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we are not in the business of charging firms a fee if you select them for your property ownership legalities in Longford
My husband and I are new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, but the property agent advised that the owners will only proceed if we use the agent's preferred conveyancers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a local conveyancer used to conveyancing in Longford
It is highly unlikely the owners are driving this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine buyer is going to damage their objectives. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to use your preferred Longford conveyancing lawyers - as opposed tothe ones that will give the estate agent a referral fee or achieve conveyancing targets set by senior management.