My partner and I have recently bought a house in Abercarn. We have noticed several issues with the house which we believe were missed in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Abercarn?
It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in Abercarn. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken during the legal transfer of property are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a property owner fills in a document referred to as a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers turns out to be incorrect, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the owner 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 Abercarn.
Me and my brother own a terraced Edwardian house in Abercarn. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Nationwide Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Abercarn and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.
How does conveyancing in Abercarn differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Abercarn approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because house builders in Abercarn typically buy the site, 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 Abercarn or who has acted in the same development.
What tools are available to locate a Abercarn law firm on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am willing to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the solicitor.
You can use the tool on this page. Please pick a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Abercarn conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Abercarn conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can telephone them to see whether they are on the Bank of Scotland approved list
My cousin has suggested that I appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Abercarn. Do I take his recommendation?
No doubt it’s preferable to find a conveyancing practitioner is to seek referrals from friends or family who have actually previously instructed the conveyancer that you are contemplating using.