It is a dozen years since I bought my house in Great Barford. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been appointed on the sale but I can't locate my title deeds. Is this a problem?
Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be kept by the mortgage company or they could still be with the solicitor who oversaw the purchase. Secondly in all probability the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Great Barford relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.
It has been 4 months following my purchase conveyancing in Great Barford completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in Great Barford differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Great Barford approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because builders in Great Barford tend to purchase 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 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 Great Barford or who has acted in the same development.
What tools are available to search for a Great Barford law firm on the Santander conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am happy to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the search on this page. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of Great Barford conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Great Barford conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to see whether they are on the Santander member panel
Do online conveyancing organisations cover everything a local Great Barford solicitor does or must I use a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Great Barford?
If you instruct an online conveyancer they should undertake all the work your Great Barford solicitor would cover.