We see that you have a post code search directory identifying law firms on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Boston?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Boston.
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Boston. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?
Now that you have legally bound yourself to purchase you will need to find a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of urgency as you will have a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the purchase. Every auction property should have a corresponding legal pack. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. In the case of leasehold premises the legal papers may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to a leasehold property. You need to hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. Do make sure that you have funds organised to complete on the date specified in the contract.
I am buying a detached bungalow in Boston. The intention is to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will legal work on the property involve investigations to see if these alterations are prohibited?
Your conveyancer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Boston can on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of works or necessitated the consent of another owner. Certain extensions need local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
Having digested plenty of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Boston solicitor - who is on the UBS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
UBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually UBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Boston surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
My wife and I own a renovated Victorian property in Boston. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Lloyds TSB Bank. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Boston and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Boston is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Boston are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Boston 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 Boston may determine 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 residence.
Am I best advised to choose a Boston conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am buying? I have an old university friend who can carry out the legal formalities however her office is 300miles drive away.
The primary upside of using a local Boston conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and the majority were happy that should surpass using an unknown Boston conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.