At what point does exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Deeside and do I need to be at the conveyancers office?
If you are round the corner to our conveyancing solicitors in Deeside you are welcome to attend to sign documents. That being said, the law practices we work with offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the property agreement is not the important part. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the firm to officially exchange when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Deeside)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
I am aiming to move house in March. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Deeside. Conveyancing lawyer was organised before I stumbled across this page.
On the afternoon of completion you can collect the house keys from the estate agent however this should only happen when the vendors lawyers inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. You will need to inform the removal company that they can start moving you in. We are not in a position to suggest a specific removal company but can help you choose a residential property solicitor in Deeside or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Deeside.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Deeside. I have a mortgage offer with Lloyds. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Lloyds, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel.
At last I have had an offer on a maisonette in Deeside accepted, the sellers do nevertheless have a connected purchase. The owners have offered on somewhere, but it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other apartments in the pipeline. I have instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Deeside. What do I do now? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Santander?
It is normal to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Deeside conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your property lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel. Concerning the subsequent steps this very much depends on the uniqueness of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. In a hot market many buyers will apply for the mortgage with Santander and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their conveyancing practitioner to press on with searches.
I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Deeside. Now, I need my files however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Deeside of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I decided to have a survey done on a property in Deeside before instructing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not give a loan on this type of premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Deeside. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
My step-father has recommend that I appoint his conveyancers in Deeside. Do I take his guidance?
No doubt the best way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to seek recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually previously instructed the solicitor you're contemplating using.