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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Duffield

My brother and I have recently purchased a house in Duffield. We have noticed several problems with the house which we consider were missed in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Duffield?

The question is not clear as what problems have arisen and if they are unique to conveyancing in Duffield. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken as part of the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a property owner fills in a document called a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information is inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim 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 Duffield.

We note that you have a post code search directory identifying law firms on the UBS conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Duffield?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Duffield.

We wanted to use a property lawyer in Duffield for our home move. Our broker has since advised us that our mortgage company The Royal Bank of Scotland won't deal with them. Surely this is unduly restrictive?

Pre- 2008 most mortgage companies had a different appetite for risk. Almost all Duffield conveyancing firms would have been on many bank panels. The financial services regulator in 2010 carried out a thematic review into mortgage fraud which come to the conclusion: mortgage lenders should know the conveyancing solicitors dealt with. Consequently, mortgage companies have regularly sought more information from law firms regarding their operations and the individuals who work for them as well as set certain criteria such a completing on a minimum volume of transactions. Many Duffield conveyancing firms that have been excluded from lender panels have Unblemished track record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Duffield is one of the many areas where the lawyers we recommend are on the panel for The Royal Bank of Scotland.

Will our solicitor be raising questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Duffield.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Duffield. Some people will buy a house in Duffield, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that can be carried out by the buyer or by their solicitors which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in Duffield. The standard information given to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard inquiry of the seller to discover if the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer may commence a legal claim for losses stemming from an inaccurate answer. A buyer’s conveyancers should also conduct an enviro search. This should higlight if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be conducted.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial premises in Duffield and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to provides protection to business tenants, granting the right to make a request to court for a renewal tenancy and remain in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act to your advantage and handle your commercial conveyancing in Duffield

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