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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Blandford Forum

We decided to go with a local solicitor for my conveyancing in Blandford Forum yesterday. Reviewing the small print it is apparent thatI am responsible for costs even if the sale doesn't happen. Would I be best advised to choose a web based solicitor practice promoting no move no charge conveyancing in Blandford Forum?

It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Completion No Fee" is advertised then the conveyancing charges will generally be uplifted to counteract those conveyances that do not proceed. You should be mindful that such arrangements generally do not protect you from expenditure by way of example Blandford Forum conveyancing search costs.

Last July we completed a house move in Blandford Forum. We have noticed several problems with the house which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? Can you clarify the nature of searches that should have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Blandford Forum?

It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Blandford Forum. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken as part of the buying process are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, the vendor fills in a form known as a SPIF. If the information ends up being inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Blandford Forum.

I have recentlybecome aware that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Blandford Forum for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to see if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Blandford Forum conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Blandford Forum differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Blandford Forum contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because house builders in Blandford Forum tend to acquire 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 property lawyers 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 Blandford Forum or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Blandford Forum is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Blandford Forum are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Blandford Forum you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Blandford Forum may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

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