Is the fact that my solicitor in Crewe is not listed on my bank's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of his work?
It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Crewe conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.
The owners of the property we are hoping to buy have appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Crewe who has insisted on a exclusivity agreement with a down payment two thousand pounds. Are such agreements generally advanced for Crewe conveyancing transactions?
There are a couple of primary concerns with entering into any lock out contract (occasionally known as a no-shop agreement) is that it diverts attention away from progressing with the conveyancing process, so unless it requires little or no negotiation then it could transpire to be unhelpful. It is not strongly advocated amongst Crewe conveyancing lawyers for this reason. A supplemental negative is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted buyer is not likely to obtain an injunction to bar the owner selling to a third party, so the only remedy open via the contract will be the reimbursement of abortive charges and, in restricted circumstances, the additional payment of damages.
My wife and I purchased a renovated Victorian house in Crewe. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Platform Home Loans Ltd. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Crewe and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Crewe. I've discover a web site which seems to have the ideal offering If there is a chance to get all the legals done via email that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
Is it true that a Crewe conveyancing practice got sued by a client for failing to conduct the right conveyancing searches?
We are not aware of such a Crewe conveyancing matter but it has been reported that, clients purchasing a property in Cumbria successfully won a case against their solicitor due to development plans to erect a wind farm not being identified in conveyancing searches.
If you are purchasing in Crewe It is important that your solicitor carry out all Crewe conveyancing searches required to ensure you have relevant and current information before buying a property.