Please could you recommend a Nationwide Building Society approved Bognor Regis conveyancing solicitor finish our house move within under 3 weeks? Am I best advised to unstruct a local Bognor Regis solicitor or a national comparison site?
We can recommend some very good Bognor Regis conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the high street in Bognor Regis. Approach two or three law practices and ask to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your time frames together with the reasons and ask for a commitment on speed. Appoint the lawyer that you trust.
Please explain the implications if my solicitor is removed from the Santander Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Bognor Regis?
First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
I have been told that property searches are the main reason for obstruction in Bognor Regis conveyancing transactions. 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 most frequent causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Bognor Regis.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Bognor Regis I like with amenity areas and station nearby, however it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Bognor Regis suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?
Should you require a home loan that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.
Is it best to appoint a Bognor Regis conveyancing practitioner based in the location that I am hoping to buy? An old friend can deal with the legal work however his firm is located over three hundred miles away.
The primary upside of using a local Bognor Regis conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign documents, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local intelligence which is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and in the main were impressed that must trump using an unfamiliar Bognor Regis conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being Bognor Regis based.