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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Abbots Langley

Will our conveyancer be raising questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Abbots Langley.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Abbots Langley. Plenty of people will purchase a house in Abbots Langley, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that can be carried out by the purchaser or by their solicitors which can figure out the risks in Abbots Langley. The standard property information forms sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard question of the seller to determine whether the property has ever been flooded. If the residence has been flooded in past which is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer could issue a claim for damages stemming from an misleading reply. A purchaser’s lawyers will also conduct an enviro report. This should indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be made.

I am purchasing my first flat in Abbots Langley with a mortgage from HSBC Bank. The sellers would not reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep told me not reveal to my lawyer about this deal as it may affect my loan with HSBC Bank. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Abbots Langley prior to appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a mortgage on this type of home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Abbots Langley. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Abbots Langley to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

Taking into account that I will soon spend 450k on a two bedroom apartment in Abbots Langley I wish to have a conversation with the lawyer concerning thetransaction before instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

Absolutely - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer due to be conducting your conveyancing in Abbots Langley.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique individual, not a case reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Abbots Langley should be the figure that you end up paying.

I have been informed by various friends that it may take up to two months for Abbots Langley conveyancing to complete.This was a month ago. The property information was only sent to my solicitor last week so does the time start running now?

There is no definitive time frame for conveyancing in Abbots Langley. Conveyancing is subject to many variable. Abbots Langley conveyancing searches alone may take some weeks before they are received.

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