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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fulford

Last May we completed a house move in Fulford. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we consider were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Fulford?

The query is vague as what problems have arisen and if they are unique to conveyancing in Fulford. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the buying process are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller completes a document known as a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information proves to be incorrect, then you may have a claim against the owner 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 Fulford.

I have an AIP. The lender mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to instruct their panel lawyer as I would prefer to appoint a Fulford based conveyancing firm?

Do check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel conveyancers where you want the "fee-free" offer. Contact the lender and ask if they make available a cash alternative. Some lenders have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near Fulford.

Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that could impact a commercial premises in Fulford?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Fulford will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Fulford. The search result provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Fulford.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Fulford it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to Fulford commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Fulford.

How does conveyancing in Fulford differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Fulford approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Fulford usually buy 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 Fulford or who has acted in the same development.

My step-mother purchased her house in Fulford ten years past. She has been married, divorced and is now married again. She wishes to market the house in a couple of months. I suspect that she will just be asked to provide a copy of her marriage certificates to the conveyancing practitioner but she is concerned it will hold up the sale of the house. Is it worth updating the land title information for the house?

The is no need to update the register on the basis that you have the proof needed to demonstrate how the name change has come about.

Any purchaser’s solicitor should check the registered entries and require evidence to prove the change of name for example marriage documentation.

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