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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bartley Green

The Bartley Green conveyancing firm handling our Bartley Green conveyancing has uncovered an inconsistency between the surveyor’s assumptions in the valuation survey and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My solicitor has advised that he is duty bound to check that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s approach legitimate?

Your lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

What will a local search inform me regarding the house I am buying in Bartley Green?

Bartley Green conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations such as Searchflow The local search is essential in every Bartley Green conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search should supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject sections.

I completed on my flat on 10 March and the transaction details is yet to be on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Bartley Green said it would be dealt with inside ten days. Are properties in Bartley Green uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Bartley Green is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. At present approximately three quarters of submission are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Historically registration occurs once the purchaser is living at the property therefore an expedited registration is not always an essential issue yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

How does conveyancing in Bartley Green differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Bartley Green come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because house builders in Bartley Green usually acquire 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 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 Bartley Green or who has acted in the same development.

As co-executor for the will of my aunt I am selling a residence in Swansea but I am based in Bartley Green. My conveyancer (who is 300 miles awayrequires that I execute a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Bartley Green to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Bartley Green based

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