Last February we completed a house move in Brierley Hill. We have noticed several problems with the house which we suspect were omitted in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? What searches should? have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Brierley Hill?
The query is not clear as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in Brierley Hill. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken as part of the legal transfer of property are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor fills in a questionnaire known as a SPIF. If the information ends up being inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the owner 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 Brierley Hill.
The deeds to my home can not be found. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Brierley Hill 5 years ago no longer exist. What do I do?
Gone are the days when you need to hold title deeds to evidence that you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
How does conveyancing in Brierley Hill differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Brierley Hill approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because builders in Brierley Hill typically 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Brierley Hill or who has acted in the same development.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Brierley Hill I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Brierley Hill suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.
As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Swansea but live in Brierley Hill. My conveyancer (based 235 kilometers from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Brierley Hill who can witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Brierley Hill