As I am unsure how the conveyancing process works what is the most important piece of guidance you can give me concerning purchase conveyancing in Petts Wood?
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Petts Wood and elsewhere in Kent is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the seller, estate agent and sometimes your mortgage company. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Petts Wood should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.
There is a worrying creep in the "blame" culture- someone has to be at fault for the process taking so long. You your first instinct should be to trust your lawyer above the other parties in the conveyancing process.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Petts Wood 5 years ago no longer exist. What do I do?
These day there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will know precisely where to locate all the suitable paperwork so you can buy or dispose of your house without any difficulty. Where copies can’t be located, your lawyer may be able to arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities protecting you against possible claims on the premises.
How does conveyancing in Petts Wood differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Petts Wood contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because new home sellers in Petts Wood usually purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Petts Wood or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Petts Wood is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Petts Wood are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Petts Wood you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Petts Wood 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.
What does commercial conveyancing in Petts Wood cover?
Non domestic conveyancing in Petts Wood incorporates a broad range of guidance, given by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.
My father has recommend that I appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Petts Wood. Should I choose my own property lawyer?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Petts Wood conveyancing lawyer the best way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to have referrals from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the solicitor you're contemplating using.