Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Burton upon Trent costs more?
Burton upon Trent leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.
How does conveyancing in Burton upon Trent differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Burton upon Trent approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because developers in Burton upon Trent typically purchase 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 upon Trent or who has acted in the same development.
I have been pointed in your direction by numerous estate agents in Burton upon Trent to find a solicitor using your seach tool. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your site ahead of a competitor’s?
We don’t offer any commission for sending work to this site. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Burton upon Trent for my home move. Can I see a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
You may find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded telephone calls for training purposes.
Why can I not complete our conveyancing in Burton upon Trent on May bank holiday?
This is due to the fact that on completion the money will pass between the banks of the buyer and owner’s conveyancer and at present this can only occur on a working day. So you can't complete on a weekend either.