Having sold my house in Clifton Village last December yet the purchaser is calling me to say her solicitor needs to hear from mine. What should have happened following completion?
After completion of your house sale your lawyer should deliver the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Clifton Village.
There is lots of here concerning conveyancing in Clifton Village but what is your top tip for appointing the right conveyancer in Clifton Village
We would encourage you not to go for the lowest Clifton Village conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Clifton Village. Conveyancing is required. What is next?
Now that you have for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you will need to choose a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of urgency as you will have a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the property. Every auction property will have a bespoke legal pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the paperwork that your lawyer will need. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the legal papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You should pass this on to the solicitor working for you ASAP. Do make sure that your finances are organised to complete on the on the contractual date .
How can we know in advance if a Clifton Village conveyancing solicitor on the Nationwide panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Clifton Village getting recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your conveyancing.
I completed on my house on 16 March and the transaction details are still not registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Clifton Village said it will be dealt with in less than a month. Are transfers in Clifton Village uniquely lengthy to register?
As far as conveyancing in Clifton Village registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can vary depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry need to notify any other parties. As of today in the region of 80% of such applications are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be protracted delays. Historically registration occurs after the buyer has moved in to the property therefore an expedited registration is not typically an essential issue yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.
I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Clifton Village in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to give a mortgage on this type of premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Clifton Village. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Clifton Village to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
Why can I not complete my conveyancing in Clifton Village on May bank holiday?
Because on completion the funds needs to pass between the banks of the purchaser and seller's solicitor and currently this can only occur on a working day. It is not possible to complete on a saturday or sunday either.