I require conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (five years old) in Stapleton. Almost all the flats are already disposed of. Do I need carry out the local searches as part of conveyancing in Stapleton?
You are opening yourself up to an unnecessary risk in not carrying out Stapleton conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would strongly advise in no uncertain terms that your conveyancer conducts them. Where accelerating the process and expenses are primary concerns you should consider with your conveyancer about the viability of search insurance
Finally the sale completed on my house in Stapleton last October but our buyer keeps Skype messaging every few hours complaining that their solicitor is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?
Following your disposal your lawyer is obliged to deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. If applicable, your solicitor should also send confirmation that the home loan has been discharged to the purchasers conveyancers. There are no post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Stapleton.
Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a search tool with a view to to identify law firms on the Earl Shilton BS conveyancing panel for example in Stapleton?
Lexsure has not been advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to promote such a tool.
The deeds to my property are lost. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Stapleton 4 years ago have long since closed. What do I do?
You no longer need to have the physical original deeds to evidence that you are the registered proprietor of land or property, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
How does conveyancing in Stapleton differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Stapleton approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Stapleton typically purchase the real estate, 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 Stapleton or who has acted in the same development.
I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Stapleton. I happened to chance upon a site which seems to have the perfect offering If it is possible to get all the legals done via phone that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?