The Aintree conveyancing solicitors that I appointed last week on my purchase in Aintree have suddenly shut down. I chose them because I had to have a firm on the Barclays conveyancing panel and my family Aintree lawyer was not. I issued them a cheque for £250 in advance. What do I do now?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Barclays conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to assist.
3 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Aintree concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. 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.
How does conveyancing in Aintree differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Aintree contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because house builders in Aintree usually purchase the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Aintree or who has acted in the same development.
My husband and I are one month into a freehold purchase having been recommend to a firm by the estate agent to do our conveyancing in Aintree. I am not happy. Could you help me find new lawyers?
They would have to be really poor in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the mortgage offer been generated? In the event that it has you need to inform them of the new contact details and ensure the loan are re-issued. Your new solicitor ideally needs to be on the banks approved list to avoid supplemental expenses and complications. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool will assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Aintree
I am purchasing a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Aintree who is on the lender approved panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the mortgage company who carry out conveyancing in Aintree. We dont recommend any particular solicitor.