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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dudley

After researching online forums for a high-quality solicitor in Dudley, many say that I must instruct a CQS accredited solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in buying or selling property, trusted by some of the UK's leading lenders. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Legal Ombudsman. The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Dudley is one of the numerous areas in England and Wales where there are CQS lawyers.

I have justbecome aware that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Dudley for a purchase of a leasehold flat 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to check if the property is in your name, 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 Dudley conveyancing specialists.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Dudley. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Dudley

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Dudley is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Dudley are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Dudley you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Dudley 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 residence.

My father has suggested that I instruct his conveyancers in Dudley. Do I follow his advice?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Dudley conveyancing lawyer the best way to select a conveyancing solicitor is to have guidance from friends or family who have experience in using the conveyancer that you are contemplating using.

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