I am purchasing a property for cash in Buckinghamshire. I have been residing for the last twelve years in Buckinghamshire. Conveyancing searches are expensive. Given that I know the area and road intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?
If you not getting a mortgage, then almost all of the Buckinghamshire conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your solicitor will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches completed, but he has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are intend to dispose of the house in the future, it could be of interest to your prospective buyer what the searches disclose. On occasion properties with day to day issues can still reveal negative search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Buckinghamshire should be able to give you some helpful guidance in this regard.
Completed the sale of my flat in Buckinghamshire last July but my buyer keeps e-mailing every few hours complaining that her solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done following completion?
Following your house sale your solicitor is committed to deliver the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also confirm that the mortgage has been redeemed to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements peculiar conveyancing in Buckinghamshire.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Buckinghamshire. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Buckinghamshire
Please supply a car parking plan. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.
I opted to have a survey done on a house in Buckinghamshire before appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Buckinghamshire. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
Is it best to go with a Buckinghamshire conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am buying? An old friend can deal with the legal work but his firm is located a couple of hundredkilometers away.
The primary upside of using a high street Buckinghamshire conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to execute paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local Buckinghamshire know how is a plus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust instructed your friend and on the whole were impressed that should surpass using an unfamiliar Buckinghamshire conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being round the corner.