It is 10 years ago since I purchased my home in Colerne. Conveyancing lawyers have now been appointed on the sale but I am unable to track down the deeds. Will this cause complications?
You need not be too concerned. Firstly there is a chance that the deeds will be retained by the mortgage company or they may stored with the conveyancers who acted in your purchase. Secondly in most cases the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining current official copies of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Colerne involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is not registered it is more of a problem but is resolvable.
I am considering applying for a Lloyds mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Colerne with 65 per cent loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Lloyds ?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Lloyds will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
My wife and I are planning on selling our house in Colerne and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. Any high street Colerne conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a national conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Colerne. Having lived in Colerne for 5 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)
Hoping to buy a property located in Colerne and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Colerne. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Colerne area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Colerne. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Colerne being on the bank conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the lender approved panel?
We do not recommend specific Colerne firms as the right Colerne conveyancing firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Colerne knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..