My partner and I are nearing an exchange on a property in Datchet and Langley and my parents have sent the ten percent deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not arrived from me my property lawyer needs to make a notification to my mortgage company. Apparently, in also acting for the mortgage company he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I disclosed to the lender about my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?
Your solicitor is duty bound to check with the bank to ensure that they understand that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. The solicitor can only report this to your bank if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
Completed the sale of my flat in Datchet and Langley last February but my buyer keeps calling daily to moan that his lawyer needs to hear from myconveyancer. What should my lawyer have done following completion?
Following your sale your lawyer is duty bound to forward the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also confirm that the mortgage has been redeemed to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps just for conveyancing in Datchet and Langley.
My wife and I are selling our house in Datchet and Langley and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed an internet conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Datchet and Langley. Having lived in Datchet and Langley for 5 years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
My father has suggested that I appoint his conveyancers in Datchet and Langley. Should I use them?
No doubt the best way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to seek referrals from friends or relatives who have actually used the solicitor that you are considering.
Why is it not possible to complete my conveyancing in Datchet and Langley on May bank holiday?
Because on completion the money will pass between the banks of the buyer and owner’s lawyer and currently this can only occur on a working day. It is not possible to complete on a saturday or sunday either.