Will lawyers ask for money up-front for conveyancing in Beaufort?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Beaufort your lawyer will ask you place them with funds to cover the search fees. Normally this is requested to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is as part of the total price then this should be required shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.
I am downsizing from our house in Beaufort and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any high street Beaufort conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a web based conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Beaufort. Having lived in Beaufort for many years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Beaufort. I now require my file however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Beaufort of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one near me in Beaufort I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Beaufort for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.
My cousin has recommend that I use his conveyancers in Beaufort. Do I follow his advice?
There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek guidance from friends or family who have experience in using the solicitor that you are are thinking of instructing.