Last August we completed a house move in Grappenhall. We have since encountered a number of problems with the property which we believe were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Grappenhall?
The question is vague as what problems have arisen and if they are unique to conveyancing in Grappenhall. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated during the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a property owner answers a questionnaire known as a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers provided is misleading, you may have a misrepresentation 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 Grappenhall.
We are selling our home in Grappenhall and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Grappenhall. Having lived in Grappenhall for 4 years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I have recentlybecome aware that Stirling Law have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Grappenhall for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest way to see if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Grappenhall conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Grappenhall differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Grappenhall contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Grappenhall tend to buy the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 Grappenhall or who has acted in the same development.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Grappenhall is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?
Flying freeholds in Grappenhall are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Grappenhall you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Grappenhall 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 property.