Can the conveyancing lawyers to be found on your site handle auction conveyancing in Victoria Docks?
There are a few auction lawyers we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Victoria Docks is just one of the many locations where our lawyers have a presence.
Will my solicitor be raising enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Victoria Docks.
Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in Victoria Docks. There are those who acquire a house in Victoria Docks, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.
Conveyancers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that may be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Victoria Docks. The standard completed inquiry forms given to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to discover if the property has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer may commence a legal claim for losses as a result of such an inaccurate response. A buyer’s solicitors may also conduct an environmental search. This will indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries will need to be initiated.
It has been three months since my purchase conveyancing in Victoria Docks completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Victoria Docks prior to retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks will refuse to issue a mortgage on such a property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Victoria Docks. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Victoria Docks to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Victoria Docks. I happened to discover a web site which seems to have the perfect solution If it is possible to get all formalities completed via web 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?
My mother and father are unable to locate their Victoria Docks property on the HMLR online search facility. They have a vague memory back in the 70’s when they acquired the house there were complications with Victoria Docks not being identified on some systems.
Almost all premises in Victoria Docks should appear. Have you endevoured to search with simply the postcode. Normally it will reveal all the properties inside that postcode. Assuming the property is recorded it will be there with a title number. If they bought sixty years ago it's conceivable it may be not yet registered. The property may still be revealed but with the title number shown 'na'. In this scenario you will need to track down the original title deeds which might be with your parent’s bank.