My wife and I are purchasing a apartment in Cippenham. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to send money into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I just bought a house at auction in Cippenham. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?
Having exchanged you will need to hire the services of a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you are facing a fast approaching a fixed date to complete the property. An auction property will have an associated legal pack. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the legal pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation specific to a leasehold property. You must hand this to the solicitor instructed by you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete on the date specified in the contract.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Kent Reliance, do Cippenham property lawyers face an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are unaware of any mortgage company fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may impact a commercial property in Cippenham?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Cippenham will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Cippenham. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Cippenham.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Cippenham it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could cause delays to Cippenham commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Cippenham.
The deeds to my property can not be found. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Cippenham 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?
Gone are the days when you need to have the physical original deeds to evidence that you own the land or property, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
Should I go with a Cippenham conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am buying? An old friend can execute the legal formalities but her office is 300miles drive away.
The benefit of a local Cippenham conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to execute documents, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Cippenham know how is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were happy that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Cippenham conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.
My wife and I hope to buy our first home in Cippenham. Conveyancing lawyer already appointed. The broker pointed out that a survey is not appropriate as the property was only constructed 22 years ago.
You would be best advised to take a Home Buyer's Report. As the residence is more than ten years old the property will be without a warranty, so you would be well advised not to take a risk. Where a property of this age shows no signs of problems a Home Buyer's report could be enough. They will highlight any apparent issues and recommend further investigation if appropriate. If there are any indications of problems seek a comprehensive Building Survey from the beginning.