Having sold my house in West Thurrock last February yet the purchaser is calling me to moan that her solicitor needs to hear from mine. What should have happened now that I have sold?
After completion of your sale your solicitor should deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. If applicable, your conveyancer must also evidence that the mortgage has been paid off to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in West Thurrock.
Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a searchable register to to identify firms on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in West Thurrock?
Lexsure has not been advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.
There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in West Thurrock but how do I know who I should use?
We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest West Thurrock conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.
I just acquired a flat at auction in West Thurrock. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?
Having for in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you now have to hire the services of a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you are facing a tight deadline in which to complete the purchase. All auction property will have a bespoke auction set of papers. This will likely include most,if not all of the paperwork that your solicitor requires. If you have purchased leasehold premises the legal pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You must hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. You also need to ensure that you have funds organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.
is it true that all West Thurrock solicitor firms on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Clydesdale approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Many banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the organisation would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
How does conveyancing in West Thurrock differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in West Thurrock come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because developers in West Thurrock typically buy 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in West Thurrock or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. West Thurrock is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can impart?
Flying freeholds in West Thurrock are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside West Thurrock you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in West Thurrock may determine 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 premises.
I'm remortgaging my existing home to a BTL loan with Halifax and intend to use the remaining equity towards a second house. The area we are interested in is West Thurrock. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the transactions?
Make use of our comparison tool on this site to check that the solicitors are approved by both banks. Assuming that they are your solicitor will be able to tie up the two deals but you should have a chat with you solicitor and make clear your desired outcome and requirements.