My brother and I have recently acquired a house in Cullompton. We have since encountered a number of problems with the house which we believe were missed in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? Can you clarify the nature of searches that should have been conducted as part of conveyancing in Cullompton?
It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Cullompton. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken as part of the buying process are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller completes a questionnaire called a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers is incorrect, you could possibly take legal action against the vendor 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 Cullompton.
We're in Cullompton, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Barclays , and our solicitor is on the Barclays conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no property lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
Will my solicitor be asking questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Cullompton.
Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Cullompton. Plenty of people will buy a house in Cullompton, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.
Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that may be initiated by the buyer or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Cullompton. The standard property information forms given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard question of the seller to find out if the premises has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the owner, then a purchaser may bring a compensation claim as a result of such an misleading answer. The purchaser’s lawyers should also carry out an environmental report. This should indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be initiated.
I have recentlybeen informed that Stirling Law have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Cullompton for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I check that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest method to check if the property is registered to you, 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 Cullompton conveyancing specialists.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but live in Cullompton. My conveyancer (based 260 miles awayrequires that I execute a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Cullompton who can witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are based in Cullompton