Can you suggest a HSBC Bank allowed Dunstable conveyancing conveyancer finish our home move within 28 days? Am I best advised to unstruct a local Dunstable firm or a national firm?
We would be happy to suggest some excellent Dunstable conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the high street in Dunstable. Visit two or three firms and ask to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a costs illustration. Discuss your time frames together with the reasons and ask for a commitment on speed. Choose the lawyer that appears most efficient.
I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Dunstable. Now, I need the documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Dunstable of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Am I right to be concerned by third parties that I am dealing with are suggesting an internet conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Dunstable conveyancing practice?
As with lots of professional services, often suggestions from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. But there are lots of people with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders might all suggest lawyers to instruct. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but occasionally there exists a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You have the right to choose your preferred lawyer. Don't forget that many lenders have an approved list of solicitors you must use for the lender related work in your house move.
My husband and I are a couple of weeks into a residential purchase having been referred to solicitors by the selling agent to handle our conveyancing in Dunstable. I am am extremely disappointed with the quality of service. Can you help me find new lawyers?
A conveyancer would have to be really poor in order to consider diss instructing them. Has your mortgage offer been issued? If so you need to advise them of the replacement conveyancer and ensure the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your new conveyancer needs to be on the lenders approved list to avoid escalating costs and delays. That should be your first question of the new solicitors. The search tool should assist you in finding a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Dunstable
I own a leasehold flat in Dunstable. Conveyancing and Birmingham Midshires mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing solicitor in Dunstable who acted for me is not around. What should I do?
First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Dunstable conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Dunstable - Examples of Queries before Purchasing
Is the freehold owned jointly by the leaseholders? Best to be warned whether changing the roof or some other significant cost is anticipated that will be shared between the leaseholders and will materially impact the level of the service fees or require a one off invoice. For most Dunstable leaseholds the cost for major works are not built into the maintenance charges, albeit that some managing agents in Dunstable obliged leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for major repairs or maintenance.