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Main reasons to let us assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Thornhill

  • 1 Thornhill solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Thornhill conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 Thornhill lawyer are the key to a successful Thornhill conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 No matter what any other companies tell you it just might be necessary to pop into your lawyer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without having to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 4 The practices shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with Thornhill selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Thornhill since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thornhill

We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Thornhill endorsed on your site but stumbled across alternative quotes via the web seem less expensive – how come?

There are plenty of firms promoting self styled £99 conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for additionalfees result in the closing bill being inflated. In accordance with regulatory requirements fees outlined in terms and conditions should be honest and reasonable and be applied The solicitors that we put forward for conveyancing in Thornhill specify all costs for a standard conveyancing matter.

My wife and I are acquiring a brand new flat in Thornhill and my lawyer is informing me that she is duty bound to the mortgage company to disclose incentives from the seller. The Estate Agents are hassling me to exchange and I have no desire to delay matters. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Thornhill? Why is this being asked of me?

Thornhill conveyancing solicitors and indeed property lawyers throughout the UK have a duty under money laundering regulations to check the ID of any client in order to ensure that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients are required to supply two forms of certified identification; proof of ID (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and proof of address (usually a Bank Statement less than 3 months old).

Proof of the origin of monies is also required under the money laundering statutes as lawyers are duty bound to ensure that the monies you are using to purchase a property (be it the exchange deposit or the full purchase price where you are buying without a mortgage) has come from an acceptable source (such as an inheritance) rather than the fruits of criminal activity.

The Thornhill conveyancing solicitors that I recently instructed on my purchase in Thornhill have without warning closed. They were on acting for me because I needed a lawyer on the Aldermore conveyancing panel and my previous Thornhill 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 solicitors should be in a position to help.

We are planning on selling our home in Thornhill and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Thornhill lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Thornhill. Having lived in Thornhill for many years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to seek clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial property in Thornhill and how can you help?

The 1954 Act gives protection to commercial lessees, granting the a statutory right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of an expired lease. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and assist with commercial conveyancing in Thornhill

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Purchase conveyancing in Thornhill normally involves the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Checking the title to the property
  • Undertaking Thornhill property searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft contract and other papers forwarded by the seller’s solicitor
  • Submitting questions with the seller’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Analysing replies given by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where relevant)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the purchase and the mortgage (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

Typically, Thornhill conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Solicitor instructed by the seller once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to supplemental enquires from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and repaying the home loan (where appropriate)

Thornhill commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a variety of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Shops,offices,barn conversions, industrial units, commercial trading estates, retail and leisure developments and large residential estates Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals Commercial finance including remortgages Land use planning and environmental matters Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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