As a first time buyer what is the most important piece of guidance you can impart about purchase conveyancing in Dunstable?
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Dunstable and elsewhere in Bedfordshire is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the seller, selling agent and even potentially your mortgage company. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Dunstable is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the process whose role it is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.
There is a distinct emergence of a "blame" culture- someone must be at fault for the process being so protracted. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.
I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Dunstable who is on the Leeds Building Society approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Leeds Building Society in certain locations such as Dunstable. We dont recommend any particular firm.
How does conveyancing in Dunstable differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Dunstable come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because house builders in Dunstable typically purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Dunstable or who has acted in the same development.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Dunstable is where the house is located. Can you offer any assistance?
Flying freeholds in Dunstable are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Dunstable you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable 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.
Is it possible to swap solicitor as I have to find one who is on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing list. I hired a family conveyancing solicitor in Dunstable five minutes from me but the firm is not accepted by Skipton Building Society
It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Dunstable on the Skipton Building Society panel. Please note that the solicitors that we list do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable. In making use of search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Dunstable.