It is is a decade since I bought my home in St Ives. Conveyancing lawyers have now been retained on the sale but I am unable to find the deeds. Is this a problem?
Don’t worry too much. First there is a possibility that the deeds will be kept by your mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who handled the purchase. Secondly in most cases the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring current official copies of the land registers. Most conveyancing in St Ives relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is unregistered it is more of a problem but is resolvable.
What is the best way to check that the solicitor handling my conveyancing in St Ives is on the lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for TSB thus spending £192.00 in further legal invoice.
Feel free to take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this page. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘St Ives’ or your preferred area and you will see a number of lawyer offices in St Ives or nearest you.
My colleague advised me that if I am buying in St Ives I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your St Ives conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about St Ives around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the St Ives Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, St Ives Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding St Ives.
Is it possible to transfer to a new conveyancer as I need to select one who is on the Santander conveyancing list. I had appointed a local conveyancing solicitor in St Ives five minutes from me but he is not approved by Santander
It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in St Ives on the Santander panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we work with do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in St Ives. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can scrutinise fees for conveyancing solicitors in St Ives and beyond.
My husband and I are FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent has warned us that the owners will only go ahead if we use the agent's recommended lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family conveyancer who is familiar with conveyancing in St Ives
We suspect that the seller is not behind this demand. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is counter productive. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and make the point that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to appoint your own,trusted St Ives conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a referral fee or meet his conveyancing figures set by senior management.
My uncle completed his conveyancing in St Ives 9 years ago. He has since got married, divorced and in recent months got remarried. He now wants to dispose of the St Ives property. I believe he will simply be need to supply copies of his marriage certificates to the solicitor but he is anxious it could hold up the sale of the property. Should he instruct a conveyancing practitioner to update the land title details for the house?
It is not absolutely necessary to bring up to date the title for the property providing you have the proof needed to show how the change of name occurred.
Any buyer’s conveyancing practitioner should review the registered information and requisition evidence to establish the change of name e.g. marriage certificates.