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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bloxwich

It is 10 years ago since I bought my home in Bloxwich. Conveyancing lawyers have now been retained on the sale but I can't locate the title deeds. Will this cause complications?

Don’t worry too much. Firstly there is a chance that the deeds will be kept by your lender or they may be in the possession of the conveyancers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly in most cases the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Bloxwich relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is unregistered it is more tricky but is resolvable.

I got the keys to my flat on 10 March and the transaction details is not yet registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Bloxwich said it would be concluded in less than a month. Are properties in Bloxwich uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Bloxwich registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. Currently roughly 80% of such applications are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Registration is effected after the new owner is living at the premises thus an expedited registration is not usually an essential issue yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Bloxwich. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bloxwich

    Please supply a car parking plan. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Bloxwich before appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks will not issue a mortgage on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Bloxwich. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Bloxwich especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Bloxwich.

Should I use a Bloxwich conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can conduct the conveyancing however his firm is located 300miles away.

The benefit of a local Bloxwich conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to execute documents, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who instructed your friend and in the main were content that should trump using an unknown Bloxwich conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.

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