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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cross Hands

When can the exchange of contracts happen for purchase conveyancing in Cross Hands and do I need to be at the solicitors office?

If you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Cross Hands you are invited in to sign contracts. However, the firms we work with offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The executing of the sale agreement is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the solicitor to officially exchange at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Cross Hands)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

A relative advised me that in buying a property in Cross Hands there may be various restrictions limiting what one can do in terms of external alterations to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Cross Hands which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Cross Hands should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

My offer was accepted on a house in Cross Hands on 30/1/2023, valuation was booked five days later, all came back fine. Property lawyer appointed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to UBS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the UBS conveyancing panel. Are UBS entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for UBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the UBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Santander have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a property in Cross Hands has been accepted, now what?

The property agent will need to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the lawyers are on the bank’s approved list). Call up Santander or the financial adviser and finish off any relevant paperwork. Santander will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or owners to arrange a slot for the valuation to take place. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a fortnight to receive the mortgage offer. Santander will issue the offer to you and your property lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Cross Hands.

How does conveyancing in Cross Hands differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Cross Hands come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because builders in Cross Hands usually purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Cross Hands or who has acted in the same development.

Should I be suspicious that estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Cross Hands conveyancing company?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often recommendations from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are numerous players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all suggest lawyers to retain. On occasion the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to appoint your own conveyancer. Don't forget that some banks specify a panel list of conveyancers you have to use for the lender aspect of your transaction.

Am I best advised to go with a Cross Hands conveyancing solicitor based in the area that I am buying? We have a good friend who can carry out the conveyancing but his firm is located approximately 350kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a high street Cross Hands conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to execute documents, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a benefit. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust instructed your friend and they were impressed that should outweigh using an unknown Cross Hands conveyancing lawyer just because they are local.

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