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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cross Hands

I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require chancel insurance when buying a residence in Cross Hands? or Apparently there is an ancient law that could mean that homeowners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards repairs to the chancel within the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Cross Hands?

Unless a previous acquisition of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you may assume that solicitors delivering conveyancing in Cross Hands to continue to propose a a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Cross Hands 10 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?

These day there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will be aware exactly where to look for all the relevant paperwork so you can buy or sell your house without a hitch. If duplicates are not available, your solicitor may be able to arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against possible claims on your premises.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Cross Hands is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Cross Hands are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Cross Hands you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Cross Hands may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

My husband and I are FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent advised that the seller will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's chosen conveyancers as they want a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local solicitor who is accustomed to conveyancing in Cross Hands

We suspect that the owner is not behind this demand. Should the vendor require ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the vendors direct and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to instruct your preferred Cross Hands conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a commission or achieve conveyancing targets pre-set by corporate headquarters.

I acquired a flat in Cross Hands last 15/12/2020 and to date it is still not registered with HM Land Registry. It is part of a new estate and my conveyancer told me that it can take twelve months to complete the registration formalities. I have spoken with HM Land Registry directly and they say that the initial application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. Do I need to be concerned?

It is your conveyancer that you really need to get in touch with in order to satisfy any questions which have arisen as part of the registration process for your Cross Hands property. Normal Cross Hands conveyancing practice includes an undertaking on the part of the vendor’s conveyancer that they will assist in resolving any requirements raised by HMLR so it may be a case of taking action to enforce that undertaking in some way.

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