Me and my partner are due to complete buying a property in Bedfordshire but as a result of wreckage from the recent storms I have was able negotiate compensation from the vendor in the sum of three thousand pounds by way of a deduction in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of amending the contract but Co-operative will not agree to this. Why were they approached?
Any lawyer being on the Co-operative approved list is duty bound to inform Co-operative of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your conveyancer to disclose the price change to Co-operative then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Co-operative and you would have to appoint a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Bedfordshire.
The Bedfordshire conveyancing lawyers that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Bedfordshire have without warning closed. I chose them because I needed a lawyer on the Santander conveyancing panel and my preferred Bedfordshire lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What do I do now?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Santander 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 lawyers should be in a position to assist.
I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when acquiring a property in Bedfordshire? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some house owners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards maintenance to the chancel within the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Bedfordshire?
Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed post 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Bedfordshire to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property are lost. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Bedfordshire 10 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?
As long as the title is registered the information relating to your proprietorship will be documented by the Land Registry under a Title Number. It is possible to execute a search at the Land Registry, identify your house and obtain current copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally hold a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for £20 inclusive of VAT.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Bedfordshire. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bedfordshire
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Please supply a car parking plan. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?