Last January we completed a house move in Marlow. We have since encountered a number of issues with the property which we believe were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been conducted for conveyancing in Marlow?
It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Marlow. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated during the buying process are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, the vendor answers a document referred to as a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers ends up being inaccurate, you could possibly take legal action against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Marlow.
We are looking to buy a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Marlow who is on the TSB approved panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for TSB . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Marlow.
I have an AIP. The lender mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would much rather appoint a Marlow based conveyancing firm?
Do check but the the likelihood is that give you one of their panel solicitors if you want the "fee-free" deal. Call the bank to determine if they make available a monetary alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor in Marlow.
What does a local search inform me regarding the house we're purchasing in Marlow?
Marlow conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Searchflow The local search plays a central role in many a Marlow conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable 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 13 subject headings.
Me and my brother have a 4 bedroom Edwardian house in Marlow. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and HSBC Bank. 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 address. Is it worth asking HSBC Bank to clarify?
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Marlow 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 purchasers. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Marlow conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Marlow conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Marlow conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be helpful:
What are the charges for lease extension conveyancing? Can they put you in touch with clients in Marlow who can give a testimonial?
Marlow Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
On the whole the outlay for major works are not included within service charges, although a few managing agents in Marlow obliged leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific intention of establishing a fund for major works. Is there a share of the freehold?