I am buying a house without a mortgage in Bourne. I have resided for the previous 15 years in Bourne. Conveyancing searches are expensive. Given that I know the road and vicinity very well must I have all the conveyancing searches?
In the absence of a home loan, then all but one or two of the Bourne conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your conveyancer will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but she has a professional duty to do this. Do consider; if you are likely to sell the house in the future, it will likely be be of interest to your prospective buyer what the searches reveal. There are plenty of instances where premises with day to day issues can still reveal unexpected search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Bourne will provide you some sensible guidance concerning this.
My bank has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Bourne but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Bourne or nearer to where I live. Can you assist?
Not all Bourne conveyancing practitioners are on all banks conveyancing panel. Use the above search tool to find a Bourne conveyancing firm on the on the bank panel.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Bourne. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Bourne of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Is it best to choose a Bourne conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am buying? I have an old university friend who can deal with the conveyancing however they are based a couple of hundredmiles drive away.
The benefit of a local Bourne conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Bourne know how is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and on the whole were happy that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Bourne conveyancing solicitor just because they are round the corner.
How do I discover who is the owner of a property in Bourne?
Provided the premises is registered with HM Land Registry, and you have sufficient details of the address of the premises, you should be able to view details from the HM Land Registry of the recorded proprietor for a fee.