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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burton Bradstock

Do all mortgage companies provide you with an approved list of Burton Bradstock conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel?

Burton Bradstock conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Virgin Money directly.

Do I select a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Burton Bradstock?

There are two types of lawyers who can conduct conveyancing in Burton Bradstock namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. The two can handle conveyancing services that you need to complete the sale or purchase of property. They are both duty bound to execute Burton Bradstock conveyancing on similar standards and guidelines so you may be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly carried out and that all requisite steps will be correctly taken.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a ground floor flat in Burton Bradstock. Do I pick up the keys to the house on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Burton Bradstock?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the purchase money to the seller's conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be able to receive the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen early afternoon.

Are all Burton Bradstock Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing list of approved solicitors?

A selection of lenders now utilise the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

Will my solicitor be raising questions concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Burton Bradstock.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Burton Bradstock. Plenty of people will buy a house in Burton Bradstock, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that may be carried out by the purchaser or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Burton Bradstock. The standard completed inquiry forms supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard inquiry of the vendor to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate response. A buyer’s solicitors should also carry out an enviro report. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be initiated.

How does conveyancing in Burton Bradstock differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Burton Bradstock come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because new home sellers in Burton Bradstock 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 Burton Bradstock or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Burton Bradstock in advance of instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may not grant a loan on a flying freehold property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Burton Bradstock. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Burton Bradstock to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

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