Having sold my house in Burnham On Sea last May yet the purchaser is calling daily to moan that his conveyancer needs to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?
Following your house sale your conveyancer should send the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer should also send confirmation that the mortgage has been redeemed to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks specific conveyancing in Burnham On Sea.
I am selling my house in Burnham On Sea. Will the conveyancing practitioner need to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Lloyds conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their conditions fairly frequently in recent years.
Should my lawyer be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Burnham On Sea.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in Burnham On Sea. There are those who buy a property in Burnham On Sea, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.
Conveyancers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that may be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in Burnham On Sea. The standard information given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard question of the seller to find out if the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer may issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading reply. The buyer’s conveyancers should also order an enviro report. This will higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be conducted.
Have completed on a a semi-detached house in Burnham On Sea , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Burnham On Sea conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to check that my name is recorded.
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Burnham On Sea registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any interested parties. As of today in the region of three quarters of submission are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Registration is effected once the purchaser is living at the property so post completion formalities is not typically top priority but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer can speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Burnham On Sea for my house move. Is it possible to check a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Members of the public can see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor telephone calls for training purposes.