At what point will exchange of contracts take place for residential conveyancing in Buckingham and do I need to attend the lawyers office?
Where you are round the corner to our conveyancing solicitors in Buckingham you are welcome to come in to sign documents. However, the law practices we recommend offer a nationwide conveyancing service and give as equally diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The executing of the contract is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the solicitor to address the formalities at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Buckingham)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
My partner and I are selling our house in Buckingham and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Buckingham. We have lived in Buckingham for 4 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
How does conveyancing in Buckingham differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Buckingham contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because developers in Buckingham tend to acquire the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Buckingham or who has acted in the same development.
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Should one remove a departed person's name from the title register for a property in Buckingham?
Where a Buckingham property is co-owned and one of the proprietors dies, their name will not automatically be removed from the Land Registry title. You are not required to remove their name as in the event of a sale you would simply be asked to supply proof as to the reason the joint owner is missing from the conveyance, such as a grant of probate.
With the aim of making the sale conveyancing smoother for the sale of the property you may arrange to have the deceased party erased from the title entries by applying to HMLR with evidence of the death. There is no fee from the Registry for this service.