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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burwell

I am buying a ground floor flat in Burwell. My property lawyer is not listed on the mortgage company conveyancing list. Am I still permitted to retain my Burwell conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the mortgage company list of approved lawyers?

Various options include

  • Carry on with your preferred Burwell solicitor but your mortgage company will need to appoint a property lawyer on their conveyancing panel. This will result in additional charges and probable delay.
  • Appoint a new solicitor to act in the purchase, ensuring that they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your property lawyer to do everything possible to get accepted on the mortgage company conveyancing panel

AssumingI was to purchase a straightforward housein Burwell for cash and have no survey and no local authority searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Burwell?

The sole reduction in fees you would make on is the costs for searches. A solicitor is obliged to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, communicating with your sellers solicitor, SDLT submission, register the ownership etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a mortgage but it will not be significant.

Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Burwell.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Burwell. There are those who acquire a house in Burwell, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that may be initiated by the buyer or by their conveyancers which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Burwell. The standard completed inquiry forms sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the owner to discover if the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a purchaser may issue a compensation claim stemming from an incorrect response. The purchaser’s lawyers will also conduct an environmental search. This should disclose whether there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries should be carried out.

About to purchase a new build flat in Burwell. 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 few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Burwell

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Please supply a car parking plan. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Burwell for my home move. Is it possible to review a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

You can read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training requirements.

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