My wife and I have lately acquired a house in Corfe Castle. We have since encountered a number of issues with the property which we suspect were missed in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? Can you clarify the nature of searches that should have been conducted as part of conveyancing in Corfe Castle?
The query is not clear as what problems have arisen and if they are relate to conveyancing in Corfe Castle. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated as part of the buying process are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller fills in a form called a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers ends up being inaccurate, then you may have a claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Corfe Castle.
My grandfather passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Corfe Castle. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to HSBC, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?
If you intend to re-mortgage then HSBC will insist on your using a conveyancer on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your HSBC conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the HSBC mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I have been told that property searches are a common cause of hinderance in Corfe Castle house deals. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Corfe Castle.
About to purchase a new build flat in Corfe Castle. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Corfe Castle
Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.
I am using a search engine for the words on line conveyancing in Corfe Castle it reveals numerous solicitorslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable property lawyer for the sale of my house?
The best way of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via personal testimonial, so enquire of colleagues and family who have bought a property in Corfe Castle or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Corfe Castle differ, so it's sensible to obtain at least four costs illustrations from different law firms. Be sure to obtain confirmation what costs in the quote includes.