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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Edingale

What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in Edingale?

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Edingale or throughout Staffordshire is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of opportunity for conflict between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the seller, selling agent and even potentially your mortgage company. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Edingale an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the legal process whose role it is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a worrying creep in the "blame" culture- someone must be blamed for the process being so protracted. You your first instinct should be to trust your conveyancer ahead of all other players when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

Is it necessary to pay for insurance to cover chancel repairs when acquiring a residence in Edingale?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you may expect conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Edingale to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I have a 4 bedroom Victorian property in Edingale. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Coventry Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Edingale and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.

I am buying a new build house in Edingale benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not reveal to my solicitor about this deal as it could impact my loan with Skipton Building Society. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the property agent informed us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we instruct the agent's recommended solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Edingale

It is improbable the sellers are behind this. Should the seller want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is counter productive. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to appoint your preferred Edingale conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn their negotiator at the agency a referral fee or hit his conveyancing targets pre-set by corporate headquarters.

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