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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Clophill

Completed the sale of my flat in Clophill last October but our buyer keeps e-mailing every few hours to say his lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?

Following your disposal your lawyer is obliged to deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer should also confirm that the mortgage has been repaid to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks peculiar conveyancing in Clophill.

My colleague suggested that if I am buying in Clophill I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your Clophill conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Clophill around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Clophill Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Clophill.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Clophill is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?

Flying freeholds in Clophill are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Clophill you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Clophill may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

My husband and I are first time buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the agent has warned us that the owners will only proceed if we use their chosen solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Clophill

It is unlikely the owners are behind this. If they require ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to instruct your preferred Clophill conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will provide the estate agent a kickback or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by head office.

Do online conveyancing companies undertake everything a local Clophill solicitor does or must I retain a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Clophill?

If you instruct an online conveyancer they will cover all the tasks your Clophill conveyancer would cover.

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