I require conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (seven years built) in Bedlington. The vast majority the properties have already been disposed of. Do I need carry out the conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Bedlington?
You are putting yourself at risk in refusing to carrying out Bedlington conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying without a mortgage there is no legal requirement to have them, but we would seriously advise in no uncertain terms that you have them. If speed and expenses are top of your issues you should consider with your conveyancer about the viability of search insurance
Me and my partner are purchasing a house in Bedlington. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we have to deposit funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
A colleague informed me that in buying a property in Bedlington there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to a property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Bedlington which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Bedlington should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Bedlington. My mortgage broker suggested a property lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £200. Shortly after, the conveyancer called me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Santander conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Santander panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Various online forums that I have visited warn that are the number one cause of hinderance in Bedlington house deals. Is there any truth in this?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Bedlington.
Taking into account that I will soon part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on 3 bedroom house in Bedlington I wish to talk to a conveyancer about myconveyancing before instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?
Absolutely - we would be delighted to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the solicitor who will be doing your property ownership legalities in Bedlington.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a case reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Bedlington should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Bedlington for my house move. Is it possible to check a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
You may search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training reasons.