We see that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our conveyancing in Biddulph?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Biddulph.
We are downsizing from our home in Biddulph and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used a web based conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Biddulph. We have lived in Biddulph for three years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to get confirmation need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. What do they say? You need to enquire of 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 sickness)
How does conveyancing in Biddulph differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Biddulph come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because house builders in Biddulph tend to purchase the real estate, 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 used to new build conveyancing in Biddulph or who has acted in the same development.
Am I right to be concerned by 3rd parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a nationwide conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Biddulph conveyancing firm?
As with lots of professional services, often recommendations from connections can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are many players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks might all suggest lawyers to retain. On occasion the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are free to select your preferred lawyer. Don't forget that many lenders operate an approved list of lawyers you have to use for the lender aspect of your house move.
My husband and I are new to the buying process - agreed a price, yet the estate agent has warned us that the seller will only move forward if we instruct the agent's preferred conveyancers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a high street conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Biddulph
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this demand. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Contact the sellers directly and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to use your own,trusted Biddulph conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will provide their estate agent a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing figures set by HQ.