Would the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool conduct auction conveyancing in Clifton?
There are a number of niche lawyers we can connect you with those conducting auction conveyancing. Clifton is just one of the many locations in which our lawyers are based.
I am helping my step-mother sell her house in Clifton. Will the solicitor order the energy performance certificate or do I organise this?
Following the demise of Home Information Packs, energy assessments was left as a required component of selling a property. An EPC must be commissioned in advance of the property being advertised. It is not something that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Clifton conveyancing lawyer they might help arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with long established local providers
Are all Clifton Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel?
Some major lenders now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Clifton solicitor - who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Clydesdale will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Clydesdale 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. You may wish to consider appointing your own Clifton surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
I have been told that property searches are a common cause of obstruction in Clifton conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Clifton.
The deeds to our house can not be found. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Clifton 4 years ago have long since closed. What are my options?
You no longer need to hold title official documentation to prove you are the registered proprietor of land or property, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
I was recommended by two or three local estate agents in Clifton to select a solicitor using your seach tool. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers over and above a competitor’s?
We refuse to make any financial incentive for directing people our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.