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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cippenham

Souldusing a Cippenham conveyancing practitioner make the ownership transfer smoother?

On the whole conveyancing practitioners in your location will benefit from strong alliances with your local authority, which can help with your Cippenham conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will inevitably need. It also helps if they enjoy strong relationships with the Land Registry covering your area Cippenham, other lawyers in the neighbourhood and Cippenham Estate Agents.

The sellers of the property we are hoping to buy have appointed a conveyancing firm in Cippenham who has recommended a preliminary agreement with a non-refundable deposit of 5k. Are such contracts generally advanced for Cippenham conveyancing transactions?

Exclusivity agreements are contracts between a property owner and prospective acquirer giving the buyer the sole right to purchase the property for a set period of time. For all intents and purposes, a lock out agreement is a contract specifying that you should be issued with a contract at a later time which is the contract for the actual sale. It tends to be utilised for buyer protection though in some cases, the vendor may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are numerous positives and negatives to using an agreement but you should to check with your conveyancer but beware that it may end up costing you extra in conveyancing fees. For this these agreements are unusual in relation to conveyancing in Cippenham.

The Cippenham conveyancing firm that I appointed last week on my purchase in Cippenham have suddenly shut down. I chose them because I needed a firm on the HSBC conveyancing panel and my previous Cippenham lawyer was not. I issued them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the HSBC conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to assist.

I am helping my sister sell her house in Cippenham. Will the conveyancer arrange an EPC or it is for the seller to coordinate?

Following the abolition of HIPs, energy assessments was maintained a compulsory part of selling a house. An energy performance certificate needs to be commissioned in advance of the property being advertised. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Cippenham conveyancing practitioner they might help arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with long established Cippenham accredited person

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Cippenham property lawyer having checked that they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Nationwide will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nationwide will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Cippenham postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Cippenham.

My sealed bid on a house in Cippenham has been agreed to, the owners do nevertheless have a dependent purchase. The vendors have put an offer on a flat, however it’s not yet tied up, and are looking at other properties in the pipeline. I have selected a local conveyancing solicitor in Cippenham. What should be my next step? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Nottingham?

It is understandable to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then valuation, Cippenham conveyancing search costs, etc). First, you should ensure that your lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. As to the subsequent phase this very much dictated by the specifics of your case, desire for the property and on the state of the market. In a hot market the majority of buyers will apply for a home loan with Nottingham and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their lawyer to proceed with the conveyancing in Cippenham.

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Cippenham. I I would like to check if they are listed on the lender's conveyancing panel. Can you advise?

One option is to phone your conveyancer to check if they are on the bank's approved list. If that does not help get in touch with us and we can make some checks for you. If they are not on the conveyancing panel we can certainly arrange a quality conveyancing solicitor in Cippenham on the panel for your lender.

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