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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Appleton

My partner and I have lately purchased a house in Appleton. We have since encountered a number of problems with the property which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been ordered for conveyancing in Appleton?

It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in Appleton. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated as part of the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller completes a form referred to as a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information turns out to be misleading, 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 Appleton.

Completed the sale of my flat in Appleton last July yet the purchaser is Skype messaging daily to say their lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

Post completion of your house sale your conveyancer should deliver the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Where appropriate, your solicitor should also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures specific conveyancing in Appleton.

The deeds to our home are lost. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Appleton 4 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?

Gone are the days when you need to hold title deeds to establish that you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

How does conveyancing in Appleton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Appleton come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because builders in Appleton typically acquire 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Appleton or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Appleton is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Appleton are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Appleton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Appleton may decide 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 residence.

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