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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Congleton

How do I find the right solicitor to provide a first class service for our conveyancing in Congleton?

Option 1 is to ask relatives who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Second, look on the internet for conveyancing in Congleton. Call two or three from the list and request that they send you their conveyancing estimate and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will conduct the legal process ahead ofmaking your decision.

Option 3 is to use our search tool to assist you in finding the right solicitors taking into account your unique expectations including the type of property,timings, complications and who the proposed mortgage company is. Avoid the trap of appointing low cost conveyancing in Congleton

The Congleton conveyancing firm that just started acting on my house acquisition in Congleton have without warning closed. I only went with them because I needed a firm on the TSB conveyancing panel and my preferred Congleton lawyer was not. I paid them £170 in advance. What should be my next steps?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the TSB conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to assist.

We are buying a flat in Congleton. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we have to send funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?

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 am purchasing a victorian detached house in Congleton. Our aim is to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve enquiries to see if these works are permitted?

Your conveyancer will check the deeds as conveyancing in Congleton can occasionally identify restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of alterations or necessitated the permission of a 3rd party. Many extensions require local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. It would be wise to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Aldermore as we intend to conduct alterations to our house in Congleton. Do we need to choose a bricks and mortar Congleton solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

Aldermore do not ordinarily appoint a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Aldermore list.

I have justdiscovered that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Congleton for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest method to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Congleton conveyancing specialists.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and found one near me in Congleton I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Congleton in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

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