Do lawyers ask for money on account for conveyancing in Cinderford?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Cinderford your solicitor will request that you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is payable against the sale price then this should be needed immediately ahead of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.
We are downsizing from our home in Cinderford and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Cinderford conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a nationwide conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Cinderford. We have lived in Cinderford for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property are lost. The solicitors who did the conveyancing in Cinderford 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?
As long as you have a registered title the details of your ownership will be retained by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to conduct a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and obtain current copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally retain a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for a small fee.
I am buying my first flat in Cinderford with the aid of help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The estate agent advised me not to tell my solicitor about this deal as it may impact my mortgage with Birmingham Midshires. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Is it true that a Cinderford conveyancing firm has court proceedings brought against them by clients for failing to conduct the right conveyancing searches?
Our attention has not be brought to such a Cinderford conveyancing claim but according to a recent report, a couple acquiring a house in Cumbria successfully won a case against their conveyancer as a consequence of development plans to construct a wind farm failing to be picked up in conveyancing searches.
If you are purchasing in Cinderford It is important that your solicitor purchase all Cinderford conveyancing searches required to ensure you have accurate and up to date information before purchasing a property.