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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bellingham

Me and my partner are due to complete on the purchase of a property in Bellingham but as a consequence of damage from a small fire at the property I have was able negotiate recompense from the seller of six thousand pounds taking the form of a reduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process yet Nottingham will not agree to this. Why were they informed?

The conveyancing practitioner being on the Nottingham approved list is required to disclose to Nottingham of any variations to the purchase price. If you prohibit your conveyancing practitioner to notify the reduction to Nottingham then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Nottingham and you would have to appoint a new property lawyer for your conveyancing in Bellingham.

I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Bellingham for our house purchase. Our broker informed us that our mortgage lenders HSBC Bank won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unfair competition?

A lender can insist on a panel conveyancer act for it. You would be expected to bear the charges for this. Try using our directory service to get a quote from a solicitor to conduct conveyancing in Bellingham on the HSBC Bank approved list of solicitors.

I just acquired a flat at auction in Bellingham. Conveyancing is required. What is next?

Having exchanged you must instruct a conveyancing practitioner soon as you will have a tight a fixed date to complete the conveyancing. Every auction property will have a corresponding legal set of papers. This will likely include most,if not all of the paperwork that your lawyer will need. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the conveyancing pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You need to hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that your finances are organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the house moving as a 1st time buyer of a two bedroom flat in Bellingham. Do I pick up the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Bellingham?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Bellingham. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be invited to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen early afternoon.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Bellingham. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

I completed on my apartment on 11 March and the transaction details is yet to be registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Bellingham said it should be registered inside ten days. Are titles in Bellingham particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Bellingham registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry need to notify any interested parties. Currently roughly 80% of such applications are fully addressed within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Registration is effected after the buyer has moved in to the premises therefore an expedited registration is not usually top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

How does conveyancing in Bellingham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Bellingham contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because developers in Bellingham tend to 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Bellingham or who has acted in the same development.

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