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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Beaufort

Having been suggested to visit your organisation we were about to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Beaufort recommended using your search tool but have come across some other fee calculations on the internet seem less pricey – why is this?

There are many firms of conveyancing organisations promoting pretending to offer £99 conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for extracharges result in the final bill totally different to the one you expected. Conveyancers are obliged to make sure that charges outlined in terms of business should be honest and reasonable raised The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Beaufort specify all legal fees for the property you intend tobuy.

The owners of the property we are looking to purchase have appointed a conveyancing firm in Beaufort who has insisted on a lock out agreement with a non-refundable deposit of 5k. Are such agreements recommended for Beaufort conveyancing transactions?

This type of contract isn't common in Beaufort, conveyancers are not keen on them as they detract from focusing on the primary objective, namely conveyancing and if you end up having your deposit forfeited then the lawyer is left exposed. Furthermore, there is no assurance that just because the owner has executed an exclusivity agreement they will complete the sale with you. They may be motivated to break the agreement if they receive a big enough offer to do so because a wronged buyer with the benefit of a lockoutcontract will still be obliged establish consequential losses from the breach and this may not amount to the extra amount that your seller may obtain by breaking the agreement, no matter how morally condemnable that may be.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Beaufort. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?

Now that you have legally committed yourself to purchase you now have to find a conveyancing solicitor soon as you are faced with a tight a fixed date to complete the purchase. An auction property should have a corresponding auction set of papers. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the conveyancing pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork specific to leasehold premises. You should pass this on to the conveyancer instructed by you at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with HSBC. I assume I don't need a Beaufort conveyancing practitioner on the HSBC panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your HSBC mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the HSBC mortgage from the register. HSBC, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where HSBC has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. HSBC has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your HSBC mortgage has been paid off.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Beaufort. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial property in Beaufort and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act provides security of tenure to commercial lessees, giving them the right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing solicitors who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Beaufort

Should I instruct a Beaufort conveyancing practitioner based in the vicinity that I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can execute the legal formalities but they are based 200kilometers away.

The benefit of a local Beaufort conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to execute paperwork, present your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and the majority were content that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Beaufort conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being Beaufort based.

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