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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bulwell

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as a first time purchaser of a ground floor flat in Bulwell. Do I receive the keys to the house on completion from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Bulwell?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Bulwell. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the owner’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to receive the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

We previously instructed conveyancing lawyers based in Bulwell on the Clydesdale solicitor panel. They have just billed me an additional sum for the legal aspects of the Clydesdale mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Clydesdale?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer may charge a fee for this. This charge is not set by Clydesdale but by your Bulwell property lawyer. Numerous firms on the Clydesdale panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee but some practices include it on their overall fee.

I currently have a mortgage with Skipton for my property in Bulwell. Conveyancing was finalised months ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Skipton?

Your original mortgage agreement with Skipton will provide that you need their approval prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Skipton’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Skipton directly. You need not do this via a Skipton conveyancing panel firm.

I require expedited conveyancing in Bulwell as I have pressure to sign on the dotted line in less than one month. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are are a mortgage free purchaser you are at liberty not to have searches conducted although no lawyer would advise that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Bulwell the following are instances of what can arise and therefore impact market value: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Charges, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Bulwell. Now, I need my files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Bulwell 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.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Bulwell is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Bulwell are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Bulwell you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Bulwell may decide 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 premises.

Do I need to be concerned by 3rd parties that I am dealing with are recommending an internet conveyancing firm rather than a local Bulwell conveyancing practice?

As with many service providers, often suggestions from connections can be extremely useful or valuable. But there are lots of players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies may recommend lawyers to appoint. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but occasionally there may be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to appoint your own lawyer. You need to be aware that most mortgage providers operate an approved list of conveyancers you must use for the lender related work in your house move.

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