Last June we completed a house move in Weymouth. We have since encountered a number of issues with the property which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Weymouth?
It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are relate to conveyancing in Weymouth. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated as part of the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller fills in a document known as a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information is incorrect, then you may have a claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Weymouth.
At what point can the exchange of contracts take place for purchase conveyancing in Weymouth and do I need to attend the conveyancers branch?
Where you are near to our conveyancing solicitors in Weymouth you are invited in to sign the paperwork. However, the firms we work with provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The executing of the contract is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the firm to address the formalities when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Weymouth)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
I am helping my sister sell her house in Weymouth. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange an energy assessment or should I organise this?
Following the demise of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a required part of selling a house. An EPC needs to be to hand prior to the property being placed on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. If you are using a Weymouth conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange EPC’s given their relationships with long established local accredited person
I have been told by my solicitor that chancel insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Weymouth conveyancing?
The appropriate level of chancel indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Accord Mortgages Ltd and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Coventry BS. Weymouth conveyancing solicitors were instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Coventry BS?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Coventry BS done the valuation? Have you advised Coventry BS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
It has been 4 months since my purchase conveyancing in Weymouth concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £180,000. 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 property 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 am looking to sell my house. My former lawyers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Weymouth if that affects matters.
Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Weymouth. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.
Am I best advised to instruct a Weymouth conveyancing solicitor based in the location that I am purchasing? An old friend can execute the conveyancing but her office is a couple of hundredkilometers away.
The primary upside of using a high street Weymouth conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them if necessary. They will also have local insight which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who instructed your friend and the majority were content that must surpass using an unknown Weymouth conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being local.